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Charles Gordon Burke was born in Wayne County on October 18, 1962, the son of the late Carolyn Sue Burke Eller and Melvin Kay Carrender. He departed this life Monday night September 12, 2016 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, Ga. reaching the age of 53 years.
On September 2, 1989, he united in marriage with Sheila Jo Gehring. In addition to his wife, Sheila, he is survived by his father, Melvin Carrender.
Also surviving are his grandchildren—Brady and Noah Lair, Kennedy and Carter Anderson; brothers and sisters—William Gehring, Melissa Gehring (Michael) Dolen, Patrick Eller, Melinda (Tracy) Humble, Rhonda Anderson, Charlotte Eller, Constance Lea (JD) Willis, Tammy Kaye (Dwayne) Eggen, Melissa Ranay (Joseph) Reed, and Penni Dyan Creek; along with a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and special friends to mourn his passing.
He is preceded in death by son—Dustan Lair; grandparents—Roy and Flossie Burke and Bob and Stella Carrender; and one brother—Nemer Eller.
He worked along with his wife, Sheila Jo, in their business, SJ Earth Boring, Inc. a business they started together in 1989 until his death.
He loved God, his wife and family; he made an impact on everyone he met and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jeff Eaton officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Full military honors were performed by our local DAV Chapter 105.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Alex's House-Haiti, Mountain View Baptist Camp, Hope Community Church or Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on September 27, 2016
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