Governor Eric Holcomb Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff in Jackson County

(JACKSON CO.) – Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags in Seymour and Jackson counties to be flown at half-staff to honor former Seymour Mayor John Steele Burkhart.

Former Seymour Mayor John Steele Burkhart

Burkhart, who died early Friday morning at the age of 80, served as mayor from 1990 to 2003.

Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral, Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Seymour and Jackson counties to lower their flags to half-staff on Wednesday to honor former Mayor Burkhart and his service.