Ernest William Burch III “Trey”
February 8, 1970-January 9, 2022
Ernest William Burch III, “Trey”, passed away on January 9, 2022. Born on February 8, 1970, in Gainesville, Florida, Trey was a master fisherman, adventure seeker, and lover of nature. His curiosity coupled with his love of nature frequently brought close encounters his way.
Trey had an intuitive understanding of how things worked, which made him a talented small engine mechanic during his time serving in the Army. He loved to read and educate himself on many subjects but was particularly fond of History.
He loved his children most, but never hesitated to help someone or something in need; it didn’t matter if they were two legged or four. His love of animals and man was known by anyone who called him a friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Trey is survived by his children, Thomas Wesley Burch, Megan Pamela Burch, and Samantha Jordan Burch, their mother and Trey’s former wife, Adrianne Cummings, his father EW Burch Jr. (Judy Burch), sisters, Melissa K. Eldard (Robert B. Eldard), and BonnieLee B. Burch. Nieces and nephews, Daniel O. Dixon, Sarah E. Johnson, Reagan S. Eldard, and Joseph M. Dixon, and his aunt, Judith Cox. He is predeceased by his mother, MaryKent B. Burch.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Forest Grove Baptist Church, 22575 NW 94th Ave, Alachua, Florida, 32615, with interment to follow at Forest Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Trout Unlimited, PO Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, WV 25438.
Arrangements in care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32601. (352) 376-5361