William C. Burke Sr.
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William Carl Burke Sr., 75, of Mount Airy, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. Born May 3, 1934, in Mount Airy, he was the son of the late John William and Nettie Virginia Wright Burke. He had been a self-employed tile setter for many years. He was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean War. He enjoyed baseball, football, and telling jokes. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law William C. Jr. and Laura Burke, of Westminster; daughters and son-in-law Donna and Brian Carroll, and Paula Burke, all of Manchester, and Dawn "Vickie" Brooks and fiancé Brian Hill, of Westminster; sisters Doris Hart, Rose Cecil, and Eileen Johnson; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, MaryLee Thompson; and a former wife, Iva Burke Mann. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Providence Church Cemetery in Kemptown. Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.



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Published in Carroll County Times on Sep. 23, 2009.
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September 23, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I always thought a lot of him, every time I would see him, he would make me laugh or just put a smile on my face. He had a great sense of humor. I know you will all see him again one day. He's at peace and just know that he's at home now. If there's anything that anyone of you need, please don't hesitate to call. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Vicki & DJ.
Vicki Steger
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