John William Burtchett, age 79, passed away on June 29, 2019 at RiverStone Health – Hospice Home in Billings, MT with his son by his side. He was born on May 6, 1940 in Moore, MT to William Thomas Burtchett and Helen Francis Burtchett. He resided in Billings, MT for the last 29 years.
John was the first born of ten children. He graduated from Havre High School in 1959. John met Cora B. Scholl for breakfast on the morning of New Years in 1997, they were married on September 26, 2001 in Ely , NV. John served in the Navy for seven years as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic. When he got out of the Navy he worked for General Dynamics for most of his civil career, then in 1990 he became a truck driver and in 1998 became the Owner & Operator of J.B. Trucking, which he retired from in 2007. His passion was being out on the road trucking but he also enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with family.
John was preceded in death by William Burtchett (father), Margie Burtchett (sister), Ken Burtchett (brother), Don Burtchett (brother) and Pennylea Green (mother of his children and former spouse). John is survived by Cora Burtchett (wife), Danielle Whitcomb (daughter), Tammy Burtchett (daughter), Travis Burtchett (son), Regina Burtchett (daughter in law), Kathleen Brooks (step daughter), Shawn Brooks (step son), Jim Burtchett (brother), Bob and Ruth Burtchett (brother & sister in law), Ruth Burtchett (sister), Sue Burtchett (sister), Steve Burtchett (brother), Chris and Angie Burtchett (brother & sister in law). John also has 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Yellowstone National Cemetery on Friday July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM.