Roger Earl Burnham Sr., 82, peacefully left his home Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, for a 5 o’clock tee time.
Roger was born in El Dorado, Kansas, to the late Paul and Deloris Burnham. After high school, Roger joined the U.S. Navy, where he served his country proudly for 20 years. After retirement, Roger followed his passion and started his career as a golf professional. He taught at Princess Anne Country Club and Owls Creek for many years.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Burnham; sisters, Janice Boger, Joyce Hibler and Gwen Williamson; and brother, Steven Burnham.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of over 60 years, Janet Prentice Burnham; daughters, Pam, and her husband, Ross Walizer, and Lisa, and her husband, Frank Craft; son, Roger, and Tammy Burnham; grandchildren, Jared Craft, Mallory Craft, Frank Craft III, Benjamin Burnham and Jackson Burnham. And his faithful companion, Penelope the Chihuahua.
Roger’s visitation will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in the name of Roger by at tmcfunding.
As Roger would say, “OoooooKay, time to go!”
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