|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1906|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2003|
Samuel I. "Sammy" Burks, age 97 of Iberia, died December 9, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Care Center. He was born in Iberia on April 22, 1906, a son of the late Samuel Ira and Nancy Adeline (Nixdorf) Burks. On October 21, 1933, in Lebanon, he was married to Iris Irene Livingston, who preceded him in death on January 12, 2002.
He was a farmer for most of his life and also worked at the Miller County A.S.C.S. for several years. HE was a member of Hickory Point Baptist Church near Iberia.
Survivors include: two daughters and their spouses, Catherine and Louie Ponder of Iberia and Carolyn and Dorsey Levell of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Morgan Ponder of Birmingham, AL, Melody Patterson of Iberia, Kendall Ponder of Kirksville, Karla Endicott of Springfield, Penne Young of Hiram, GA, Peggy Lacy of Longmont, CO, and Sam Nichols of St. Charles; eight great-grandchildren, Katie, Stephen, and Brennan Ponder of Birmingham, AL, Jenny Patterson of Iberia, Nathaniel and Madeline Endicott of Springfield and Hardy and Virginia Young of Hiram, GA; and three step-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Rebecca VanSoest of the state of Idaho and Rachel VanSoest of Kirksville.
Three brothers, Virgil and Victor Burks both of Iberia and Johnie Burks of Wichita, KS, and two sisters, Lottie Irwin and Dotsie Crismon both of Iberia, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2003, at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Dorsey Levell and Rev. Dr. Roy Tidwell officiating. Interment will be in Livingston Cemetery near Iberia. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hickory Point Baptist Church.
Samuel Ira Burks (1873 - 1930)
Nancy Nixdorf Burks Livingston (1880 - 1973)
Iris Irene Livingston Burks (1912 - 2002)
Virgil Perry Burks (1897 - 1966)*
Charlotte Fern Burks Irwin (1903 - 1978)*
Samuel I Burks (1906 - 2003)
Victor Cletus Burks (1912 - 1977)*
Dotsie Irene Burks Crismon (1916 - 1989)*
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Originally Created by: Randal A. Burd, Jr.
Record added: Feb 20, 2010
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