OBITUARY

Charles Harold Burk

December 11, 1929December 2, 2018
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C.H. “Jerry” Burk, 88, passed from this life to his eternal home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the Moore Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with interment following in Moore Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday.

Jerry was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Carlsbad, NM., to Paul & Lula Burk. He lived in Hobbs, NM. He was a graduate of Hobbs High School & Texas A&M with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He worked in the Engineering Department of Vought Aircraft for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a model airplane enthusiast and for many years an avid “garage-sale” shopper for items which he donated to Mission Arlington Metroplex.

He was a faithful, longtime member of Fielder Church and used his talents to make tables, speaker podiums and choir racks in the early years of Fielder, as well as in the last few years, teaching a men’s Bible class until his health declined.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Gwen; a daughter, Debra Dahl of Ft. Worth; a son, David Burk and wife, Debbie of Arlington; grandchildren, Tim Crow, Candice Dahl, Angela Dahl, Ashley Burk Wiggs, and her husband Dylan, Kayla Burk and Garrett Burk; and two great-grandsons, Connor Crow and Samuel Wiggs.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Charles Harold Burk

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Debbie Dahl

December 5, 2018

Lemon drops were his first choice for stocking stuffers at Christmas time.

When I had to ask permission for something or to go somewhere, he was the one that would say “yes”, when Mom would say “no”, so I learned to ask him first!

Dad loved “puttering” in the garage. He drove a small red Renault car that had the engine in the trunk. When the house flooded in the 1970s, he bought a yellow colored Plymouth Valiant that had push button gears!

Dad would grill steaks on the back patio. Every time I smell a good steak, it takes me back to this memory.

One of the most fun things Dad would do, is let us kids ride a mini-bike on the sidewalk in front of the house. Watching him test drive it was hilarious, because he was too big to ride it!

My family would take trips to Red River, New Mexico. Dad enjoyed taking pictures of nature. Dad would develop his own film; he would "black out" the entire bathroom and use it as his Dark Room!

When we had Appian Way pizza for dinner, Mom would put pepperoni and bell pepper slices on it. I would take off the pepperoni and bell pepper slices and give them to Dad.

Garage sales and bargain shopping were his “thing”. He would ship packages to me when I lived out in the country, in Oklahoma. How he found useful farm-related and livestock tools in the city of Arlington was a mystery to me.

In the last few years, Dad was learning how to “surf the web” and do things on the internet. He was willing to embrace the technology of a computer and learn how to send emails. But he “drew the line” when it came to using a cell phone.

Last Sunday morning, Dad left his physical body and joined other relatives in Heaven. I can only imagine what a celebration party is going on there, being reunited with his Mom Lula, and my Aunts and Uncles!

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Dad at Work

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Lemon Drops for Christmas 1987

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Christmas 1960 with Debbie

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Radio Control Airplanes with Tom Crow

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Mom & Dad at 708 College Oaks

Biography

C.H. “Jerry” Burk, 88, passed from this life to his eternal home on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the Moore Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with interment following in Moore Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday.

Jerry was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Carlsbad, NM., to Paul & Lula Burk. He lived in Hobbs, NM. He was a graduate of Hobbs High School & Texas A&M with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He worked in the Engineering Department of Vought Aircraft for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was a model airplane enthusiast and for many years an avid “garage-sale” shopper for items which he donated to Mission Arlington Metroplex.

He was a faithful, longtime member of Fielder Church and used his talents to make tables, speaker podiums and choir racks in the early years of Fielder, as well as in the last few years, teaching a men’s Bible class until his health declined.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Gwen; a daughter, Debra Dahl of Ft. Worth; a son, David Burk and wife, Debbie of Arlington; grandchildren, Tim Crow, Candice Dahl, Angela Dahl, Ashley Burk Wiggs, and her husband Dylan, Kayla Burk and Garrett Burk; and two great-grandsons, Connor Crow and Samuel Wiggs.

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Charles Harold Burk was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was an only child.

       Charles had traditional values about marriage and family life. He brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. Charles was blessed with two adopted children, Debra Ann Dahl and David Alan Burk.

      Charles greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. One of his favorite hobbies was photography, and he also enjoyed radio control model airplanes. Charles was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Charles was dedicated to his Baptist faith. He was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church for many years. During that time, he was on the FRBC Personnel Data Committee in 1960. He assisted as Proofreader for "The Three Steeples" publication. He was Church Clerk from 1960-1962.

      Charles enjoyed traveling and taking vacations, enjoying the beach in South Texas as well as the mountains in New Mexico. Favorite vacations included going to Red River, New Mexico, and building an A-frame cabin.

      Intelligent and being well-read are key words that can be used to describe the life of Charles Harold Burk.