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Burl Dean Bardin

05/25/1936 - 10/20/2017
Service Date: 10/27/2017
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thayer Park Ward, 2835 E. Des Moines, Mesa, Arizona

Burl Dean Bardin, 81, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27th at 11:00 AM and will be preceded by a visitation at 10:00 AM.  Services will be held at the LDS Chapel located at 2835 E. Des Moines St., Mesa, AZ 85213.

Burl was born in Dewar, Oklahoma on May 25th 1936 to James and Bonnie Bardin.  He graduated high school at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California in 1954.

Burl married Janice Anderson on April 18th, 1959 and they were later sealed for eternity in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple.  Together they raised 10 children, Linda Kay (Walter), William Dean (Wida), Thomas Lee (Irma), Michael Duane (Stacy), Sheri Ann (Greg), David Allen (Robin), Daniel Anthony (Tamera), Joseph Edward (Stephanie), Timmothy Randall (Trinity), and Matthew Jared (Emily).  They have 45 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Burl loved many things: racing stock cars (#88) at Craig Road Speedway in Las Vegas during the 1970’s and early 80’s, flying his airplane, fishing, hunting and woodworking.  Burl adored babies, especially the newborn grandchildren that came almost yearly for 40 years in addition to his many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Most of all, he loved his sweetheart, Janice.

Burl was a hardworking entrepreneur, working his way up in the poultry business from an early age to eventually becoming owner of Jack’s Poultry in Los Angeles.  He later started Burl’s Tire Centers in Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, and Kansas in the 1970’s and 80’s.  After moving to Mesa, AZ in 1990, he opened Burl’s Tire and Automotive on University Drive.  He retired in 2007 and became an independent owner and operator of Burl’s Gun Sales in Mesa.  He and Janice made many friends and acquaintances at the gun shows in and around the Phoenix area.

He is preceded in death by his father, James, his mother Bonnie, his brother John, his sister Connie Sue and his granddaughter Brittney.



  • Mark and Anna (Bardin) Neff

    So very sorry for the loss of Uncle Burl. Much love to Aunt Jan and the entire family.

  • Mark L Kleinfelter

    I worked for and with Burl in the Las Vegas / Henderson area. He was a hard worker and he said what he meant and meant what he said. I worked with him during his Craig Road Speedway. I was his crew chief. We busted our butts getting his 88 ready for a season. The first time out another driver slammed into him. WOW ! Was he HOT !! He was a good guy and I loved his family. Young Danny made me a wood shop present one day. He was so proud! Burl had his ups and downs, but we all have these days. Rest In Peace Burl.

  • Mark L Kleinfelter

    PS—I also did some of the voice-over for Larry Horton in some of his commercials on KLAS TV. That was FUN !

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