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Donald D Burke, Sr.

December 22, 1935 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Donald Dean Burke, Sr., son of James Ernest Burke and Cora (Oldham) Burke, was born on December 22, 1935 in Memphis, Hale County, Texas and passed from this life on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Westville, Oklahoma at 86 years of age.

In 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War.  Upon his Honorable Discharge in 1957, Donald worked as a plumber and as a truck driver for Allen Canning Company.  After his retirement, he joined with Guy Ellis and ran the D & G Chuckwagon “Food Truck” for years.  They could be visited at many rodeos and festivals in the Westville and Siloam Springs areas.  He was known and liked by everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sons: Donald Dean Burke, Jr. and Doug Chandler, sisters: Lucille Imel and Shortie Thomas, brothers: Calvin C. Burke, Troy James Burke and Ronald Keith Burke.

Donald is survived by his daughter: Charleon Dee Phipps and her family of Texas, his sister: Florene Weaving and her family of California.  He is also survived by other relatives and friends.


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Funeral Service
September 30, 2022

11:30 AM
Roberts & Hart Chapel
404 S.Williams St.
Westville, OK 74965


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