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Fred Thomas "Tommy" Burks
Birth: May 22, 1940
Cookeville
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1998
Cookeville
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA

Politician. Burks served as a Member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives from 1970 to 1978, and as a Member of the Tennessee State Senate from 1978 until his death in 1998. Burks was shot and killed in his pickup truck near Monterey, Tennessee, on October 19, 1998. Burks's political opponent, Byron Looper, allegedly shot and killed him for his seat in the state senate. Looper was arrested and charged with Burk's murder and in August 2000, he was tried for murder and convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility parole. 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter Fred Burks (1907 - 1962)
  Christine Gilliam Burks (1920 - 2007)
 
 Sibling:
  Walter Douglas Burks (1932 - 1997)**
  Fred Thomas Burks (1940 - 1998)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Crest Lawn Cemetery
Cookeville
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7646864
Fred Thomas Tommy Burks
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Fred Thomas Tommy Burks
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Fred Thomas Tommy Burks
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RIP as eighteen years since you have been gone. So sorry for you and your family.
- Shelby Mitchell
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016
Sadness of it all. I too am a member of Church of Christ. Rest in heavenly peace, sir.
- Janice, Kaufman County, Tex
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014

- tammy denise way young
 Added: Oct. 12, 2015
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