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Obituary: Dickie Burke, Seymour


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Mr. Dickie Lee Burke, 68 of Seymour passed away at 7:34 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Seymour.

Born November 25, 1944, in Seymour, he was the son of the late Curtis L. Burke and Doris Alberta (Blevins) Burke Huckleberry who survives in Florida.

On August 23, 1964, at the Uniontown Baptist Church, he married Marie Collman who survives.

Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in the submarine service on the U.S.S. Triton from 1964 to 1968. He retired in 2000 after 30 years of service with Norfolk and Southern Railroad where he was a welding supervisor. He then retired from Voss and Sons Funeral Service where he served 11 years as a funeral director assistant.

Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge #146 F & AM, Eastern Star #134, and American Legion Post #89. He enjoyed fishing and taking family trips in the RV. His greatest love was being married to the one he cherished.

He will be greatly missed by his family, especially his grandchildren, and his extended family at Voss’s.

Besides his wife he is survived by his sons, Brian Lee (Debbie) Burke and Michael Dale (Brandy) Burke; grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Burke, Brandi Michelle Burke, Michael Alexander Burke, Sarah Elizabeth Burke and Emileigh Bayonne Burke; and brothers, Steven (Dana) Huckleberry, and Bob Huckleberry.

He was preceded in death by his father and brothers, Darryl Dewayne Burke and Jackie Wayne Burke.

Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Allman officiating.

Burial will take place at Uniontown Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour. There will be a Voss Dove release.

Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Tuesday, July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after noon until time of service.

There will be a Masonic Service at Voss Chapel on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be written to Shriners Children’s Hospital through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

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