|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2013|
Alfred "Jack" Burks of Huntsville passed away Thursday, September 26th peacefully at the age of 93. After a long and successful career at Thiokol and then NASA, he enjoyed a life filled with family, friends, bridge games, and golf. He was a program manager on large and small solid rocket projects for the X-15, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and was on the contract selection committee for the Shuttle. He was a long standing member of the Huntsville Christian Church. His last days were spent enjoying the "garden" at Magnolia Trace.
He leaves behind his wife, Grace Burks, his son and daughter in law, Ron and Vicki Burks, two sisters, Jo Burks (Pat) and Billye Burks Short, 4 grandchildren, David (Yvonne) Burks, Amanda McGrath (Brad), Ami Thompson, Megan Monroe (Steve), and 9 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Roxana Campbell Burks and brother, Maximillian "Mickey" Burks.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Guy McCombs officiating. Burial will be in Huntsville Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 117A Longwood Drive S.E., Huntsville, AL 35801.
Information provided by Laughlin Funeral Home
Roxana Campbell Burks (1921 - 1991)*
Huntsville Memory Gardens
Created by: Sidney Allen
Record added: Sep 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117829497
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