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He was born July 22, 1954, in Warrensburg, the son of Leo Glen and the late Betty Jean (Crowder) Detherage.
Burrell married Julia Jean McGee on Aug. 30, 1975, and they had three sons, Jason Charley Detherage, of Warrensburg, Joshua McGee Detherage, of Kansas City, and Jordan Dean Detherage, of Leeton.
Burrell graduated from Leeton High School in 1972. He worked as a mechanic and a truck driver all his life. Burrell loved to live his life to the fullest. He spent all of his spare time with his three boys, whom he was so proud of. He enjoyed watching them race, do mud runs, or even just hang out with them anywhere. He loved his family and friends so much and was always playing practical jokes and making everyone laugh. Burrell was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone and never met a stranger.
Burrell Dean Detherage is survived by his sons; his father, Glen, of Ava; four sisters, Brenda Arms and her husband, Howard, of Cole Camp, Debbie Detherage, of Ava, Mo., Glenda “Suzie” Joy and her husband, Richard, of Bailey, Texas, and Donna Gardner, of Ava; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother; one brother, Joseph Glen; and one great-nephew Caleb Michael Arms.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg with the Revs. Louie Lowe and Jason Veale officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Johnson, Steve Hurr, Steve Detherage, Howard Arms, J.T. McGee, and John Haase Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Brittany Haase, Tiffany Haase, John Haase Jr., Michael Young, Travis Miller, and Logan Miller.
Burial was at Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burrell Dean Detherage Memorial Fund with checks made payable to Jason Dean Detherage.