Wayne Burdette

  • Ag Center/Fair Board Member
  • Open Dairy Superintendent

Harry "Wayne" Burdette, 73, of New Windsor, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Carroll Hospice Dove House, Westminster, following an extended illness. 


Born July 2, 1940 in Browningsville, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Myrtle I. Roderick Burdette. He was the husband of Frances "Elaine" Grogan Burdette, whom he married October 6, 1961. Wayne was a 1959 graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former member of the Hyattstown Volunteer Fire Department. 


He was a lifelong dairy farmer in Montgomery County before moving his family to Frederick County in 1980, where he continued to farm with his wife and son, Wayne. He was a longtime member of Maryland & Virginia Milk Producer Cooperative Association, a member of Frederick County Farm Bureau, and was a devoted lifetime member of Montgomery County Fair where he served as dairy superintendent for more than 20 years; had previously served as a board member, and served on other committees as well. 


In addition, to his community involvement he always found time to spend with his family and friends. He especially found great pride and joy in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Wayne S. Burdette and wife Martha of New Windsor, Jeffrey A. Burdette and wife Shirley of Mt. Airy, Randolph C. Burdette and wife Michelle, and Gregory M. Burdette, all of New Windsor; five grandchildren, Ashley Clinton and husband Jay of Martinsburg, WV, Brandi Knill and husband Brian of Mt. Airy, Koty, Emma and Albert Burdette, all of New Windsor; two great-granddaughters, Breanna and Alisha Clinton of Martinsburg; a brother, Harry M. Burdette and wife, Judith of Keymar, Koty's friend Jesse Delph, four step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Cleveland C. Burdette

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