James D. Burchell, 57, passed away Sunday Nov. 22, 2009 at The Waters in Princeton.

He was born July 15, 1952 in Eden, N.C. to Julian and Christine (Murphy) Burchell.

He was a construction worker. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He also loved to spend time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his father.

James is survived by his wife, Laura Burchell of Princeton; mother, Christine Burchell of Princeton; six children, James Burchell Jr. of Vincennes, Rodney Burchell of Princeton, Jamie Hoyt of Florida, Angela Davis of Fort Branch, Christina Harrison of Georgia and Christopher Burchell of Princeton; 21 grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Davis of Florida, Julia "Susie" Dimmett of Boonville, and Annette Morabito of Virginia; five brothers, Bobby Smith of Wyoming, Larry Burchell of Owensville, Martin Burchell of Haubstadt, Dale Burchell of Princeton and Yancy Burchell of Princeton; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday. Please contact family for service information. Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.