Walter J Burks

M, #305, b. 21 February 1923, d. 21 December 1994
Last Edited12 Jul 2012

Life Events

     Walter J Burks was born on 21 February 1923.
Walter J Burks married Essie M Blackston. Walter J Burks died on 21 December 1994 at age 71.
Walter J Burks was buried Madison County, Arkansas.

This is a photo of the tombstone for Walter J Burks and Essie M Blackston .
Walter and Essie Blackston Burks Tombstone
Image credit: Kellie S. Thompson

Timeline

  • Walter J Burks was born on 21 February 1923.
  • Walter J Burks married Essie M Blackston.
  • His daughter Beverly June Burks was born on 8 November 1956 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
  • His wife Essie M Blackston died on 19 June 1990.
  • Walter J Burks died on 21 December 1994 at age 71.
  • Walter J Burks was buried Madison County, Arkansas.
  • Walter J Burks died before Beverly June Burks but was mentioned in Beverly June Burks's obituary as a deceased father.
    Beverly Gibson
    SPRINGDALE -- Beverly Gibson, 47, of Springdale died July 17, 2004, at Springdale Health and Rehab. She was born Aug. 11, 1956, in Springdale to Walter James and Essie May Blackston Burks. She was a homemaker.

    Survivors include her husband, David Gibson of the home, whom she married Dec. 28,1972; two daughters, Jennifer Bean of Lowell and Tammy Landers of Springdale; three brothers, James Burks and Melvin Burks Sr., both of Springdale, and Robert Burks Sr. of Hindsville; two sisters, Wilma Elwin of Springdale and Dianna Thompson of Goshen; nine grandchildren.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with the Rev. Bill Williams and the Rev. Larry Tolbert officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

    Pallbearers will be Michael Elwin, Marty Elwin, Billy Thompson, Robert Burks Jr., Melvin Burks Jr. and Scotty Burks. Honorary pallbearers will be Dusty Gibson, William McKelvey, Jacob McKelvey, Curtis Thompson, Earl Clampet and Jack Burnett.

    Visitation will begin at noon today at the funeral home. The family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Family

Essie M Blackston b. 15 Mar 1930, d. 19 Jun 1990
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