He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II, a member of the American Legion, and was a retired employee of the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Union City, Tenn.
He is survived by his wife Deloris Hawkins Burke of South Fulton, Tenn.; one son, Dennis C. Burke of Corona, Calif.; two grandchildren; and a brother David Burke of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elva (Anderson) and Leslie Burke; son Richard “Stoney” Burke; brother, Donald Burke; and sister, Patricia Baumgardner.
Funeral services were held December 29 at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel and burial was held in the Leachville Cemetery in Leachville, Ark.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.