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James Ogal Burke was born November 10, 1938 the son of the late Lucian and Ethel Kidd Burke. He departed this life Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Unit in Somerset reaching an age of 79 years.
On July 3, 1965 he united in marriage with Doris Jean Worley Burke who survives.
To this union two children were born. Surviving is his daughterCynthia and her husband Matthew Taylor. His son, Dwayne passed away in 1989.
Also surviving are his granddaughtersMisty and her husband Brandon Upchurch and Kayla Phelan; a great grandsonDawson Upchurch; and his siblingsAllen Burke, Atheleen West, Almadean Bishop, Emmaleen Jones and Hazel Vaughn.
He is also preceded in death by his siblingsSylvester Burke, Lester Burke, Jeanette Donaldson and two infant siblings, Doris Jean and Warren Burke.
He worked for many years in pipeline construction and had professed his faith in Jesus.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ricky Bell officiating. Burial was in the Shade Anderson Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 23, 2018
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