Jimmy Wayne Burke

January 21, 1944January 8, 2021

Graveside services for Jimmy Burke, 76, of Diboll, Texas will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Ryan Chapel Cemetery, Diboll, Texas, with Bro. John Boone officiating. The family will receive friends and loved ones at 8:30 a.m. at Gipson Funeral Home before the service.

Jimmy was born January 21, 1944 to Reba (Redd) and James Burke and passed away January 8, 2021 in a local hospital.

Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was the jack of all trades and master of all. He proudly served in the United States Army and the National Guard. He loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Burke of Diboll; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin Burke and wife Amy of Janesville, Wisconsin, Joe Glass and wife Paige of Tampa, Florida; Jim Burke and wife Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeff Glass and wife Michelle of Lufkin, Texas; sons, Glen Burke of Houston, and Jason Harris of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Roska and husband Ron of McHenry, Illinois, Jennifer Meixner and husband Randy of Jefferson, Wisconsin; sisters, Wanda and Doris. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be sons, Glen, Kevin, and Jim Burke, Joe and Jeff Glass, and Jason Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Francis; grandparents, D.D. and Mamaw Burke.

Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at


  • Jean Burke, Wife
  • Kevin Burke and wife Amy, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Jim Burke and wife Nancy, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Joe Glass and wife Paige, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Jeff Glass and wife Michelle, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Patricia Roska and husband Ron, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Jennifer Meixner and husband Randy, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Glen Burke, Son
  • Jason Harris, Son
  • Wanda and Doris, Sisters
  • Mr. Burke was also survived by 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Reba (Redd) Burke; sister, Mary Francis, and his grandparents, D.D. and Mamaw Burke.

  • Glen Burke, Pallbearer
  • Jim Burke, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Burke, Pallbearer
  • Joe Glass, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Glass, Pallbearer
  • Jason Harris, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Jimmy Wayne Burke

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Frank McCarty

January 16, 2021

So sorry to hear the news about Jimmy. I really enjoyed working with him. He was always so upbeat and happy. Sending prayers of comfort to the family.

Bradley Griffith

January 13, 2021

I have known Mr. Burke along time. I went to church at with him at the first United Pentecostal church in Diboll TX. He will be truly missed and loved by everyone in Diboll and by the church family. I will be praying for you and your family in this time of hard time.