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Rockco Funeral Home

805 Birmingham Rd, Centreville, AL

OBITUARY

Herbie Edward Burkes

February 12, 1945October 16, 2019
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Herbie Edward "Big" Burkes, age 74, of Centreville, Alabama passed away on Wednesday October 16, 2019. Herbie was born February 12, 1945 in Jackson, MS to Edward and Pauline Andrews Burkes.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Linda Burkes, daughters, Jennifer Watts & husband Mat, Jaymie Lewis & husband Jody, son, Chip Burkes & wife Mistie; 8 grandchildren, Jake, Jackson & Raymie Lewis, Drew & Libby Watts, Bo, Ty & Grant Burkes. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward & Pauline Burkes. Mr. Herbie was a member and Deacon of the Centreville Baptist Church, he retired as a Major with 21 years service in the Alabama National Guard, Mr. Burkes was the founder of Burkes Mechanical. He served on Bibb County DHR Board of Directors, AL Cattleman's Association & Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Herbie was a very Godley man and was a great Christian example to his family and to others. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Bibb Co. Athletics, Alabama Football, Fox News ,church work and building churches around the US.

A visitation will occur Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Centreville Baptist Church, Court Square East, Centreville, Alabama 35042. A Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 PM.

Serving as pallbearers are Buddy Langford, Steve Langford, Jake Lewis, Drew Watts, Jackson Lewis, Bo Burkes, Ty Burkes, Grant Burkes; Honorary Pallbearers, Employees of Burkes Mechanical and Centreville Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Buddy Langford
  • Steve Langford
  • Jake Lewis
  • Drew Watts
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Bo Burkes
  • Ty Burkes
  • Grant Burkes
  • Employees of Burkes Mechanical, Honorary
  • Centreville Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, October 20, 2019

Memories

Herbie Edward Burkes

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Ronnie Mathis

October 21, 2019

I hope that someday God will allow me to be half of what Mr. Herbie was. He saw hope in me when the world could only see trash. Thank you, I'll forever remember you, and yes, I will slow the mower down a little.

Chan Aldridge

October 18, 2019

Herbie was one of the best Christians of anyone I've ever known. You could tell it by his demeanor and the way he treated other people. I'm sorry for our loss, but thankful for Herbie's gain - he's now with Jesus.

Chan Aldridge
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Don Lacy

October 18, 2019

Herbie was as fine a man anyone one could ever meet, I enjoyed the years we were able to work together and the knowledge about work and life in general I received from all of our sit down conversations.

I, like all of the hundreds and hundreds of people whose lives he touched could just sit here and write a book about the the way he touched their lives. If we all could be Mr. Herbie, what a wonderful world this would be.

God bless you and your family my friend.

Don Lacy

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