Merle Dean Burdine, age 54, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Merle was born on May 26, 1963 in Somerset, KY to the late Walter and Hilda Dodson Burdine.  He loved fishing, hunting and visiting with his buddies.

He is survived by four brothers, Wendell Burdine of Somerset, Richard (and Charity) Burdine of Somerset, Bobby Burdine of Somerset and Walter (and Devonna) Burdine Jr. of Somerset; four sisters, Patty Gossett of Science Hill, Juanita Cummins of Somerset, Katherine Sears of Louisville and Shirley Caudill of Cold Springs, KY; and several nieces and nephews, Shawn Burdine, Timothy Gossett, Rosetta Baker, Willard Cummins, Juanita Ann Cummins, Jason Burdine, Jacqueline Wallace, Johnny Caudill, Christopher Caudill, Dale Andrew Hill, Frankie Hill, Connie Hill, Bonnie Hill Bates and Tina Burdine.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Lonnie Burdine, Bethel Burdine, Danny Hill and Dale Hill; one sister, Joyce Price; one nephew, Wendell Burdine Jr.; and one niece, Lois Ann Hill.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Bullock officiating.  Burial will be at Acorn Cemetery.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Merle Burdine.