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Jeffy was born September 8, 1983, in Toledo, Ohio to Valerie A. (Beck) and Jeffrey J. Burks. His willful personality was evident from the start, as was his love of
family. He attended St. Agnes and Bedford Schools,
graduating from Bedford High School in 2001. His love of God and country led him to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, where he graduated from Parris Island on September 7, 2001. Jeff served in the Iraq War and was stationed in Okinawa. Upon completion of service, he was discharged with the rank of Corporal. He was an avid music lover, a talented drummer and guitarist,
animal lover, and never met a tattoo he couldn't conquer.
He adored his Daddy, his Momma, and his sisters. Preceded in death by his
Papas, Robert E. Burks and Arnold W. Beck. He is survived by his parents, Valerie (Tracy) Ball and Jeff (Cyndi) Burks; sisters, Pam (Jeff) Logsdon, Winnie Burks (Jason), and Amy Burks (Jason); Grammas, Molly Burks and Norma Beck; step siblings, Jeni and Greg (Nikki) Morgan, Jessie (Scott) Workman and Kelly (Gregg) Holland; 13 nieces and nephews; and his sweetheart, Kellie Zeno.
Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Saturday, November 2, from 2-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 4, at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
5155 West Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 1, 2013