Benjamin Kettery Burdine, age 87, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Saturday, April 07, 2018 at Somerset Nursing and Rehab.

Benjamin was born on February 7, 1931 in Squib, KY to the late Oma and Mary Burdine.  He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.  Benjamin grew up going to Chimney Rock Baptist Church and was a member of Ringgold Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children, Benny (and Rhonda) Burdine of Lexington, Shirley (and James) Phelps of Somerset and Mark (and Silvia) Burdine of Rapid City, S.D.; one sister, Wilma (and Harvey) Abner of Ohio; seven grandchildren, Calista Burdine, Brian Burdine, Jamie Phelps, Timothy Phelps, Stephanie Gossett, Tonya Santiago and Steven Burdine; and ten great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Louetta Adams, whom he married in 1956 and she preceded him in January 1981; his second wife, Beatrice Banks Owens; four brothers, Cartell Burdine, Arvil Burdine, Carlos Burdine and Leon Burdine; five sisters, Alta Chandler, Dorothy Davenport, Lessie Steele, Janice Cooper and Gertrude Moore.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 13, 2018 after 6:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Lonnie Sewell officiating.  Burial will be at Barnesburg Cemetery.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Barnesburg Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

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