Donald Burk

August 3, 1931 ~ January 31, 2018

Donald Ray Burk, 86, has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior.  Born August 3, 1931, in Blackwell, OK, he passed away at home in Moss Bluff, LA on January 31, 2018.  He was a devoted husband to his wife of over 67 years, Anita Sue, and was truly striving to take care of her until the end of their days.  His three daughters and one son could not have asked for a better father.  Incredibly determined and hard working, he provided his family a wonderful life full of opportunities that he never had.  After moving his family to Louisiana from Oklahoma, he worked for Continental Oil Company where he was employed for over 30 years.  He also had a clever sense of humor, but you had to pay attention.

After a recommitment to serve Christ at age 28, Donald faithfully and tirelessly served in church and in the community-teaching Sunday School, Royal Ambassadors, Seaman’s ministry, building and grounds maintenance, volunteering for Sunday morning nursing home services, coaching girls softball, mission trips and a myriad of activities involving his family and church.

Donald was blessed by God with a rich and full life and is survived by his wife, Anita Sue; children, Deborah Clark of Shedd, OR, DeDe Cranford (Kim) of Kingwood, TX, Teresa Savoca (Chris) of Lafayette, LA and Randall Burk of Irving, TX.  He was quite proud of his 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Sarah Moore Burk; two brothers, Loran Burk and Merle Burk and his son-in-law, Jim Clark. 

A celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Tom Hebert Road Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.  A private inurnment will be held at Mimosa Pines Cemetery South.

Friends may make memorial donations to Tom Hebert Road Baptist Church or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. 

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  1. Sue and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Don was such a special person and Christian ex-ample. He will be missed. You will be in our prayers. God bless you.

  2. Dee Dee, I am so sorry to learn of your dads death. You and your family will be in my daily thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sue, Deborah, DeDe, Teresa, and Randy We were sad to read of the passing of brother Don. He was an inspiration to Marsha and me as newlyweds, and had been an inspiration to me growing up. I was fortunate to have several men like brother Don who were positive influences on me during my youth. He was at the top of my list of men I wanted to emulate. Due to obligations with grandchildren tomorrow, we will not be able to attend the funeral. Please know that we have prayed for you and will continue to pray for you in the future that God will supply the strength you need to deal with your loss. In Christian Love, Ted and Marsha

  4. Sue, we were saddened to read of Don's passing. We have very fond memories of him and the hard worker he was. We were also blessed by your dedication to the Music ministry at Maplewood. I pray that God gives you all peace at this time. Reba & Doc Pair

  5. What an incredible example he was of an humble, godly servant of Christ. You, Sue, and Don were such a wonderful influence on so many lives. I am sorry for your great loss.

  6. Sue, you and Don meant the world to me and my parents at Maplewood FBC, to my dad at CONOCO and during his illness. May the Lord richly bless and comfort you and your family during his time. Charles & Joy, Cypress, TX

  7. Don was a real blessing. Always had a cheerful smile. Will be praying for Sue and the family. Great memories ill cherish of Don at MFBC.

  8. So very sorry. I was not aware of Dons passing until this afternoon. I would put Sue and Don at the top of my list of truly Christisn people.

  9. Just found out today, Mr Burk was such a wonderful man, and I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly. Prayers to you.

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