Jerry Y. rks

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Jerry Y. Burks, Sr., 104 years 8 months of age, passed away, April 12, 2013 in Conroe, Texas and is in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Born in Morgan City, Louisiana, his family lived in Lake Charles and then New Orleans. He moved to Houston in 1923. He and his wife of almost 75 years, Goldie Mae Riley Burks were founding members of Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton, Texas. He was active in church, community service and civic affairs. He retired from Humble Oil and Refining Company then pursued a career in Real Estate Development in Lumberton, Texas. Interment is in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Texas. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held April 27, 2013 at the home of his granddaughter in Spring, Texas. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Jerry Y. Burks, Jr. and wife Angie Karahal Burks and Michael R. Burks and wife, Cynthia Carter Burks; six grandchildren, Laura Burks Lee, Stephanie Burks O'Brien, Kathleen I. Burks, Thomas F. Burks III, Elizabeth Burks Llaguno, Kathryn Burks Jensen; and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Goldie Mae Riley Burks; son, Thomas F. Burks, II and wife Dorothy Travis Burks; and granddaughter, Theresa Jean Burks. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed.


Published on from Apr. 13 to Apr. 26, 2013