Mr. James Douglas Burgdorf, Sr., 83 of Adel passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Burgdorf was born November 17, 1929 in Cedartown, GA as the youngest and last surviving son of the late August William Burgdorf and Lillian Edmondson. He served in the United States Army and United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Mr. Burgdorf was a graduate of the University of GA and founding member of the Adel Round Table Club. He retired as Corporate Controller from Del-Cook Lumber Co. after 30 years of service and was a active member and served as Deacon and Treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Adel. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth Smith Burgdorf of Adel; three children and daughter in law, Jay Burgdorf of Adel, Carol Burgdorf Lackes of Portland Orgeon, and Paul & Renee Barfield Burgdorf of McDonough; four grandchildren, Jake, Brittany, Katie, and Anna; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burgdorf was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters; son in law, Cecil Lackes. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike Ruffin, and Dr. Milton Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Annex. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening, December 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Adel.