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Clay Anthony Burks

April 3, 1963September 23, 2021
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Clay Anthony Burks, age 58, passed away on September 23, 2021 in Texarkana, Texas after a long hard battle with COVID-19 illness. Clay was born in Idabel, Ok to Paulette Morman and Archie Burks on April 3, 1963. He went to school at Gilmore High School and worked as a mechanic at Red River Army Depot for the past 11 years. Clay married Hope Guzman on October 7, 2001 and lived a happy wonder life enjoying their friends and family. Clay was a happy man. He was a joker at work and loved boating at his happy place Lake DeGray where he spent time with his wife and their lake family every weekend. He loved restoring antique cars and attending antique car shows. He loved all his friends and family and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone and anyone. His heart and love were so big he never hesitated to rescue all animals in need. He even had room for a love of landscaping, a hobby he enjoyed with Hope. Through the years, Clay had a passion for softball and was famous for knocking them out of the park. He especially loved bringing his son, Michael Shane to all of his games. They both shared the love of the game. Clay is survived by his wife, Hope Burks; son, Michael Burks; parents, Tim and Paulette Morman; brother and sister-in-law, James and Kim Burks; mother and father-in-law, Juanita Birdwell and Pedro Guzman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose and Tom Swindla; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jon and Connie Guzman; brother-in-law, Jeff Brumbaugh; daughter, Brittany Burks; step-son, Hunter Reck and his wife Krista Reck and step-daughter, Summer Stigaullde; and 8 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Clay had numerous friends, including a large group of friends he called his lake family. He will be greatly missed. There will be no visitation, but instead a memorial service and celebration of life, which will be held at East Memorial Chapel-Moores Lane, 4pm Saturday October 2, 2021.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eastfuneralhomes.com for the Burks family.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Doris Kilcrease

September 28, 2021

Clay was an awesome person. I never saw him without a smile. Always coming to my rescue when I had car trouble. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with Hope and the family.

R. Lenny & Terri Lucas

September 28, 2021

I worked with Clay at RRAD once upon a time. Condolences and Prayers for the family.

Steve and Danette Harms

September 27, 2021

I have known clay and Hope for many years Clay worked with me in the past he is a good man I will miss him greatly. Hope if you need anything you have my number

Ron and Karan Kimmel

September 26, 2021

Many fun times were shared from Halloween costumes to Degray fun with Hope and Clay. Our hearts are heavy with Hope and the family.

Mike & Wendy Walters

September 26, 2021

Clay was always picking and joking. Never a dull moment if he was there. 😊 We will miss you, buddy.

Ken Yates

September 25, 2021

Clay and I were very good friends in high school, and he would do anything for me. When I was a junior I bought a 73 Chevy nova and within a week the clutch went out, he and I pulled the transmission out, laying on our backs in the dirt, and it was freezing cold. We put the transmission back in the next day and we put the throw out bearing in backwards. We didn’t find out until we fired it up and tried put it into gear. He stayed and helped me pull the transmission back out , turn the bearing around and put it back in. He could have said hey Buddy you are on your own, but he was there until we got it done and the nova was running down the road. He was always there for me, and I have many other stories but don’t want to hog the page. I will miss you Buddy.

john & sue isenberg

September 25, 2021

paulette tim james and michael
we are so sorry for your loss
clay was a heckofa fella and will be deeply missed we hope the lord brings yall comfort at this sorrowful time we dont know when the lord is gonna call us home but he needed clay there with him even though yall were not ready for him to go may god bless yall and we will keep yall in our prayers john sue and brad

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Biography

Clay Anthony Burks, age 58, passed away on September 23, 2021 in Texarkana, Texas after a long hard battle with COVID-19 illness.
Clay was born in Idabel, Ok to Paulette Morman and Archie Burks on April 3, 1963. He went to school at Gilmore High School and worked as a mechanic at Red River Army Depot for the past 11 years. Clay married Hope Guzman on October 7, 2001 and lived a happy wonder life enjoying their friends and family.
Clay was a happy man. He was joker at work and loved boating at his happy place Lake DeGray where he spent time with his wife and their lake family every weekend. He loved restoring antique cars and attend antique car shows. He loved all his friends and family and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone and anyone. His heart and love were so big he never hesitated to rescue all animals in need. He even had room for a love of landscaping, a hobby he enjoyed with Hope. Through the years, Clay had a passion for softball and was famous for knocking them out of the park. He especially loved bringing his son, Michael Shane to all of his games. They both shared the love of the game.
Clay is survived by his wife, Hope Burks; son, Michael Burks; parents, Tim and Paulette Morman; brother and sister-in-law, James and Kim Burks; daughter, Brittany Burks; step-son, Hunter Reck and his wife Krista Reck and step-daughter, Summer Stigaullde; and 8 grandchildren.
Clay had numerous friends, including a large group of friends he called his lake family. He will be greatly missed.
There will be no visitation, but instead a memorial service and celebration of life, which will be held at East Memorial Chapel-Moores Lane, 4pm Saturday October 2, 2021.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eastfuneralhomes.com for the Burks family.