Jerry Mack Burks


unknown - July 21, 2011

Jerry Mack Burks, 73, of New Bloomfield, went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born on February 15, 1938, in Tuscumbia, a son of the late Arthur and Dorothy Wilson Burks. He attended the Tuscumbia Public School. On June 3, 1961, Jerry was united in marriage to Doris Jenkins, who survives at their home. Jerry served in the United States Army and worked in the sign shop for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 25 years, until his retirement. Jerry enjoyed fishing, gardening, tinkering, and especially spending time with his family. He is survived by his five children: Bill Burks (Toni) of Tuscumbia, Marilyn Colter of Holts Summit, Linda Burks of New Bloomfield, Carol Long of New Bloomfield, and Jeffrey Burks (Rachel) of New Bloomfield; two sisters: Mildred Holtmeyer of Lake Ozark and Patsy Clark of Lebanon; one brother: Dexter Burks of Kansas City, Kan.; eight grandchildren: Joey Burks, Alisha Burks, Heather Murphy (Brian), Michael Matteson, Courtney Colter, Brittany Long, Carleigh Burks, and Jacob Burks; five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with Rev. L.P. Cook officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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