James Donald "Don" Burke
September 6, 1926 – February 22, 2019
James Donald "Don" Burke, 92 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at a local nursing home. He was born on September 6, 1926 in Stamps, AR. Mr. Burke was retired Bordens Milk Co. and was long time manager of Southern Creameries, he was also a Mason as well as a veteran of the u. s. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Burke.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherryl Womack of Texarkana, Texas and Monica Hall and her husband Ronnie Hall of Missouri City, Texas; brother and sister-in-law H. P. and Delma Burke of Shreveport, LA granddaughter, Erin Hall of Brooklyn,NY,;granddaughter Jamie Womack and Marlon Lineberry of Genoa, Arkansas; Grandson Michael and wife Meme Womack of Texarkana, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Amber Waters and husband Trent Waters, Mallory Womack, Kaylen Foster, Sky Foster and Jordon Thompson; one great-great-grandson, Dean Waters and numerous nieces and nephews
Family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with funeral service to follow at 2pm at East Memorial Chapel- Moores Lane with Rev. Dennis Heath officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.
A very special thank you to Hospice of Texarkana and the many care givers at Reunion Plaza.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice of Texarkana.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com
Daughters, Sherryl Womack of Texarkana, Texas
Daughter and husband, Monica Hall and her husband Ronnie Hall of Missouri City, Texas;
Brother and sister-in-law H. P. and Delma Burke of Shreveport, LA Granddaughter, Erin Hall of Brooklyn, NY,
Granddaughter Jamie Womack and Marlon Lineberry of Genoa, Arkansas; Grandson Michael and wife Meme Womack of Texarkana, Arkansas
Great-grandchildren, Amber Waters and husband Trent Waters, Mallory Womack, Kaylen Foster, Sky Foster and Jordon Thompson
One great-great-grandson, Dean Waters
Numerous nieces and nephews
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
James Donald "Don" Burke
February 25, 2019
Well I grew up living next door to Mr Burke I think he and his family moved next door when I was about 12 years old and I also worked for him at Southern Creameries. I have lots of memories of him like when he spray painted my 1961 Mustang scooter for me which I am sure was the only one on earth that was 1960 Caddy Gold. And one time going to Maud to help him and another man dismantle an old ice plant there and coming back the truck and trailer were so loaded down that it would only go 30 mph but that was in a time when people worked hard and did what was necessary to get he job done and he surely did that for sure. And I guess my most heart felt memory was how wonderful he was to my Mother and Father because for years and years he mowed their grass and help them out along the way doing things for them once they could not manage themselves. So I have to say that I have never ever met a finer gentleman than Mr. Burke and that back then he was like a second Dad to me in many ways. May God Bless your Family with love and peace in their time of need. And thank your Mr. Burke for being such a fine man and roll model in my life. I will always have a special place in my heart for you Sir.