OBITUARY

John T. Burke Jr.

December 3, 1935March 23, 2020

John T. Burke, Jr., 84, of Alabaster, AL passed away on March 23, 2020. He was born in Birmingham, AL on December 3, 1935. He attended John Carrol and West End High School before joining the US Marine Corps in 1953 where he served for four years and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was married to Betty Joan Burke on January 24, 1959.

John had a career in transportation with several trucking companies. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the Elks Club, and had a passion for family, golf, fishing, and the Marine Corps.

He is survived by sons John T. Burke III, David Scott Burke, Daniel Joseph Burke, and Chuck Burke; grandchildren Krystal Allemand, Kyle Burke, Conner Burke, Dylan Burke, Nolen Burke, and Cade Burke; great-grandchildren Brayden Brantley, Cade Kelley, Decker Burke, Ava-Burkeley Allemand; and brother Patrick Joseph Burke.

A private committal will be held at 10:15 am on March 26, 2020 at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 25, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • "Only one life, 'twill soon be past,

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Ed Graves

March 24, 2020

Johnny is my older cousin, a loving man, a man I dearly love. After Johnny, I am the second oldest member of our family that hails from Birmingham. I looked up to him in grade school at Blessed Sacrament School in Birmingham, and visited him often throughout his life. He was a very devout Catholic and a Marine proud of his service, following in the footsteps of our Uncle Jack Graves of Jacksonville, Florida. Johny grieved when his wife Joan died several years back, and he leaves two devoted sons, Scotty and Johnny, Jr. He will be much in my prayers and Masses, as I am a priest in Arkansas. Johnny, we will miss you dearly; save us a place in Heaven with the other deceased
members of our family.

Judy Harder

March 24, 2020

Johnny, what a beautiful soul! May you Rest In Peace in the loving arms of Our Lord!
Judy

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