Terry W. Burks

December 21, 1967September 11, 2021

NORTH PEKIN ~ Terry W. Burks, 53, of North Pekin, passed away at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home.

He was born December 21, 1967 in Peoria to Jimmie W. Burks and Dora May (Stroud) Brown. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are one daughter, Brittany (Chris) Weathers; one granddaughter, Lailah Allison; one brother, Jason (Candi) Burks; two sisters, Shelia and Tressia (Tim) Kelly and many nieces and nephews.

He worked as a warehouseman and a professional mover for Mordue Moving & Storage in Peoria.

Terry was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed watching sports and was a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. If he wasn’t out shooting his gun or bow, he was spending time with family.

Family was very important to Terry, he always looked forward to family gatherings, cookouts and camping trips. He loved spending time with his granddaughter. Terry never met a stranger and was referred to as a “big teddy bear”, for his big stature and kind loving heart.

His visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday September 18, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. There will be no service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, One East Wacker, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60601. To express condolences online, visit


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 18, 2021


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Christina Smith

September 15, 2021

You are already missed by so many. My heart grieves for your Family and Friends. You were a true friend to us always. May you rest in Peace in Heaven. Hugs to all.
Christina Smith

Barbara Spencer

September 14, 2021

Cuz u were a great father grandpa our 💕 r hearts r hurting gone to soon love you cuz