Mr. Bobby K. Burke of Dry Ridge, Ky. passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Grant County at the age of 79.
He was born November 16, 1937 in Slavens, Ky. to the late Glen Burke and Annalee Corder Burke.
He was an over the road truck driver.
He had been a school teacher many years ago and served as a state trooper for 10 years with the Kentucky State Police at Post 6, Dry Ridge. During his time in the KSP he received many commendations including a marksman award he was quite proud of.
He served for several years in the National Guard.
He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Wayne County, Ky.
He was a big NASCAR fan and once had the opportunity to drive a race car around the Daytona Speedway.
When not driving trucks, he enjoyed buying, selling and rebuilding trucks.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife—Sharon Colson Burke, a son— Steven Burke and his wife Tracey of Bowling Green, Ky.; a daughter—Amy Burke of Williamstown, Ky.; a stepdaughter—Julie Stewart of Walton, Ky.; two sisters:—Carolyn Ramsey of London, Ky. and Shirley Hicks of Monticello, Ky.; and he was blessed with three grandchildren—Caine Burke, Thomas Burke and Quinn Burke.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in the New Vine Run Cemetery at Dry Ridge.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be directed to the Burke Family in care of the funeral home.
McDaniel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 13, 2016