Burks, Robert Jackson Age 79, of Dallas, TX, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, 10/7/2012 at Plano, TX. He was born on 11/18/1932 in Henderson, TX to his parents, Mr. Clyde Burks and Mrs. Sudie Mae Burks. Robert was the third of 8 children. He married Laverne Brooks in Henderson, TX on 9/03/1954. They had 2 children. He attended LeTourneau University and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor's in Machine Science. He served in the Air Force for 6 years. He was a resident of Dallas, TX for 52 years. He was employed by Rockwell/Collins as a mechanical engineer for 35 years. Robert was a member and served as a deacon at Waterview Baptist Church. He enjoyed grilling, doing for others, and directing music. Robert will be remembered by their children: Stan and his wife Paula of Murphy, TX, Stephen and his wife Laurinda of Plano, TX. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Alexandra Warren of Plano, Nicole Robertson of Garland, Nicholas Burks of Murphy, Madelynne Burks of Murphy, TX, Shelby, Christopher, and Matthew Burks of Plano, 4 great grandchildren, 6 sisters, 1 brother, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Laverne of 56 years. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation for Robert from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10,2012 at Restland Memorial Chapel and burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 9, 2012