Curtis Burdette EDWARDS - Curtis L. Burdette, 72, of Edwards passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on October 9, 1944, in Sardis, Mississippi, to Nora and Gladys Burdette. He married Diana Pickens on June 4, 1968, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Brian Burdette (Sarah) of Aurora, Colorado, and Gregory Burdette of Anchorage, Alaska; and two daughters, Angie (Michael) Diatelevi of Norfolk, Massachusetts, and Brianna Burdette of Edwards, Illinois. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and older brother. Curtis was an employee for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 48 years, working in Quality Control. He also loved running, where he completed 10 marathons. He was a basketball official for the IHSA. He also enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with his family. Cremation rites were accorded and all services are private. To share notes of condolences with the family, visit www.peoriafuneral.com .
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