PENDERGRASS - Cecil Emery Burke, 64, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Mr. Burke was born on November 1, 1949 in Gladden, Mo., the son of the late William Franklin and Lola Mildred Prater Burke. He was a heavy equipment operator for Andy Strange Grading. Mr. Burke was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn S. Burke, Pendergrass; son, Bryon Burke, Pendergrass; daughter and husband, Lora Beth and Ryan Doyle, Auburn; daughters, Tammy Vandergrift Oliver and Rhonda Vandergrift Orback, both of Colorado; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Patsy Burke, Fulton, Mo.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Christine Burke, Rolla, Mo.
Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.