Burke, Richard Gary

Richard Gary Burke
Born 3/20/1942 in Maryville, MO
Died 11/28/2023 in Rock Port, MO
Buried 12/1/2023

Richard Gary Burke, the son of Richard and Charlene (Williams) Burke, was born March 20, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri. Gary graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Missouri in 1960. In 1963, Gary joined the United States Army Reserves, receiving his honorable discharge in 1970.

On March 9, 1967, Gary was united in marriage to Jackie (Vance) Muntz, and they became the parents of two sons, Rick and Scott. They later divorced. On June 20, 1987, Gary was united in marriage to Judy King at the Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax. They made their home in the Rock Port, Missouri area to the present time.

Gary farmed with his dad in the Fairfax area until 1970 when he began his own farming operation. He farmed in the Atchison County area. In 1995 Gary and Judy purchased Fletcher Motors in Tarkio, Missouri, from Gene Fletcher. Gary also worked for Missouri Beef Packers for two years in the 1960’s. They retired in 2011.

Gary was a member of the Church of Christ in Rock Port and was currently attending the First Christian Church, Rock Port. He was a long time faithful member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Atchison County. He enjoyed driving and spending time at their home on the Lake of The Ozarks. Gary especially loved spending time with his family. Gary and Judy are thankful for the excellent care received from their daughter, Shelly, granddaughter, Summer and grandson, McKale. Gary passed away Monday, November 27, 2023, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port, at the age of 81.

Besides his parents Gary was preceded in death by, son David Lininger. Survivors include, wife, Judy Burke, Rock Port; children, Rick (Mandy) Burke, London, England, Scott (Karen) Burke, Fairfax, Shelly (Mark) Cofer, Rock Port, Randy (Stephanie) Lininger, Shawnee, Kansas; grandchildren, Sarah Burke, Sam Burke, McKale Burke, Daltyn Burke, Darian Thomas, Deyton Burke, Lauren Dye, Taylor Makings, Morgan Cofer, Brooke Lininger, Blake Lininger, Summer Reeves; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Jerilyn Burke and her husband, Raymond Sisson, St. Joseph, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.

** The family requests casual attire for the funeral service.**
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 1, 2023, First Christian Church, Rock Port.
Open visitation will begin 9:00 A.M., Thursday, November 30, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Interment: English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax, Missouri.
Memorials: First Christian Church, Rock Port or English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax.
Arrangements: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.
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Richard G. Burke
Born 5/19/1912
Died 11/13/2000
Vera Charlene (Williams) Burke
Born 2/16/1918
Died 12/28/2012