Charles Eugene Burke
Charles Eugene Burke, 83, of Brushy Creek Road, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, November 28, 2021 at his youngest son's home in Raleigh, NC after an extended illness.
Born in Cenchat, GA he grew up in Flintsone, GA and was a son of the late Frederick Eugene Burke of Cenchat GA and Mary Kirksie Suit Cooke (Robert E. Cooke, stepfather) of Cenchat GA, and the grandson of the late John I. and Fanny P. Suit, both of Cenchat, GA.
Mr. Burke retired as a Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. After his military retirement he attended Tri-County Tech and graduated as a manufacturing engineer. After graduation he worked at Platt Saco Lowell and then later at Specialty Bar Products Company.
He was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church and the We Care Sunday School Class.
He enjoyed military history and aviation, playing guitar, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
Charles was married for 61 years to the late Marlene Browning Burke and is survived by his children Timothy Eugene Burke (Rita) of Easley, Tammy Lee Rogers (Timothy) of Liberty, and Thomas Charles Burke (Grace) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Toby Burke (Ashley), Tyra Whitlock (Alex) and Connor Burke; great grandchildren, Abigail, Cooper, Zander, Alora and Aria all of Pickens Country, SC. Also surviving are his brother Gary Cooke (Cindy) of Ringgold, GA, sister Roberta "Bobbie" Baker (Bobby, deceased) of Avilla, IN, sister-in-law Doris Keller (Jim) of Monroe, NC. He was also brother-in-law to the late Wilton and Joyce Browning of Kernersville, NC.
A service to celebrate Mr. Burke's life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church, with full military honors burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday December 4, 2021 from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to Church of God Home for Children, P.O. Box 430, Mauldin, SC 29662, an organization that Mr. Burke faithfully supported.
The family will be in the Jack Stewart Room at the church following the service.
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