Leo Wayne Burks

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Mr. Leo Wayne Burks, age 74, Marionville, Mo., passed away Friday, September 7, 2012, at his home, with family at his side. He was born September 9, 1937, in Webster County, Mo., to Mason Lloyd and Lillie Bertha Mae (Haggard) Burks.

Wayne was united in marriage to Alicia Baker on May 11, 1960. This union was blessed with four daughters, Marsha, Colleen, Gwen, and Rhonda.

Wayne was retired from Bass Pro Shops, where he worked as a rigging mechanic in the marine department. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harlin; a sister, Marjorie; and a granddaughter, Samantha. He is survived by his wife, Alicia, of the home; four daughters and their spouses, Marsha Sadler and Scott Van Slyke, Joplin, Mo., Colleen and Fred King, LaMoille, Ill., Gwen and Jeff Thorson, Republic, Mo., and Rhonda and Charles "Chief" Burton, Mt. Vernon, Mo; five grandchildren, Mark, James, Jarrod, Kayla, and Ethan; five siblings and their spouses, Don and Debbie Burks, Ozark, Mo, Bob and Nancy Burks, and Larry and Linda Burks, all of Marionville, Mo., Dan and Bobbi Burks, Marshfield, Mo., and Reva and Bob Miller, Springfield, Mo.; other relatives and friends.

There will be a visitation 6-8 P.M., Monday, September 10, 2012, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. The funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 11, in the funeral home, with Bro. Bruce Rinker officiating. The burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to Seasons Hospice or the . Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Published in the News-Leader on Sept. 9, 2012
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