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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

Walter Adam Burger Jr.

August 8, 1943January 15, 2020
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He was a great and loyal husband who also served as a wonderful, strong role model and big brother

Walter Adam Burger Jr., 76, passed away on Wednesday ~ January 15, 2020 at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, North Carolina.

Walter was born on August 8, 1943 in McDowell County, West Virginia to the late Walter Adam Burger Sr. and Katie White Burger.

Walter served his country in the United States Army. He had a great sense of humor. He loved the Washington Redskins; fishing and basketball. He was a great handyman who could just about fix anything and if he couldn't, he would go out of his way to find someone who could help him with completing the job. He loved being around his family. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and loved him.

Left behind to cherish the memories and legacy of Walter are his wife of 43 years, Gail Hancock Burger; a son, Walter Adam Burger III of Gastonia, North Carolina; a godson, Chris Hopper of Gastonia; two daughters, Shauna Burger of Gastonia and Shurie Johnson Smith and her husband Chris of Shelby; five brothers, Eugene Burger and his wife Clarisha; Samuel Burger and his wife Lena; Edward Burger and his wife Ival; Charles Burger and his wife Lillian and Jerome Burger; three sisters, Dorothy Warren; Becky Johnson and Evelyn Prunty and her husband Melvin.

Walter was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Burger; a daughter, Nicole Burger; two brothers, Adam and James Burger; three sisters, Cortez Moore and her husband Hubert; Christine Smith and her husband Charles and Creola McMillan and her husband Rufus..

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday ~ January 25, 2020 in the Chapel at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Graveside and committal service will follow in the Garden of Valor at Gaston Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard.

The family will receive guests from 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM before the service at Carothers Funeral Home.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Walter’s guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to be serving the Burger family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gail Hancock Burger, Wife
  • Shauna Burger, Daughter
  • Shurie Johnson Smith, Daughter
  • Chris Smith, Son-in-law
  • Walter Adam Burger III, Son
  • Chris Hopper, Godson
  • Samuel Burger, Brother
  • Lena Burger, Sister-in-law
  • Edward Burger, Brother
  • Ival Burger, Sister-in-law
  • Eugene Burger, Brother
  • Clarisha Burger, Sister-in-law
  • Charles Burger, Brother
  • Lillian Burger, Sister-in-law
  • Jerome Burger, Brother
  • Walter Adam Burger Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Katie White Burger, Mother (deceased)
  • Nicole Burger, Daughter (deceased)
  • Curtis Burger, Son (deceased)
  • Cortez Moore, Sister (deceased)
  • Christine Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • Creola McMillan, Sister (deceased)
  • Adam Burger, Brother (deceased)
  • James Burger, Brother (deceased)
  • Hubert Moore, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Charles Smith, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Rufus McMillan, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nephews and Friends

Services

  • Receiving of Guests Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Graveside and Committal Service with Military Honors Accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

Walter Adam Burger Jr.

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Erica Morrison

January 21, 2020

My memory of you is how you were always full of spirit always on the go always there for others in need and putting yourself last because everyone know how much family means to you. I'll never forget your jokes and stories you tell and your laugh. You've touched so many people in your life and you will terribly missed but we're not going to say goodbye we are going to say see you later till the next time...❤❤

Elenora Powell

January 18, 2020

Well what would I say about my cousin.He would always tell me if I come down to see him he would stop at the beginning of he street He was one of my favorite cousin love him he was always acting crazy with me I had told him that I am coming to see him but never made it. Take your rest my brother for love u even more than we will every know you could talk to him and he made sense of what he told u you have your wings now but u will be miss not only me but every one who know u. Love u cuz.

Shanta Thomasson

January 17, 2020

Im really going to miss each and everything about you unk..You were the life of the party. That smile and those beautiful eyes could brighten anyone's day.. You were literally the strongest, toughest, and smartest man I have ever known😢..Thanks for everything. Watch over us all. Now you can rest at ease🙏

Asuntae Hawkins

January 17, 2020

I love you Grandpa Nd please watch over me n my family💙

Debbie Brooks

January 17, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

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