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 J. Louie “Papa” Burks

J. Louie “Papa” Burks

Frankston, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Aug 1994 (aged 92)
Frankston, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Frankston, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5792107 · View Source
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Fron the Tyler Morning Telegraph dated August 9, 1994 --- FRANKSTON --- J. LOUIE BURKS --- Services for J. Louie Burks, 92, Frankston are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Frankston with the Revs. Louie Barron and John Garrett officiating.

Burial will be in the Frankston City Cemetery under direction of the Thompson Funeral Home of Frankston.

Mr. Burks died Sunday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 4, 1902, in Frankston and lived here all his life.

He purchased the J. Louie Burks Hardware Store in Frankston in 1926 and retired in 1988.

He also was a former mayor of Frankston for four years and served as a member of the City Council for 20 years.

Mr. Burks was a member and Deacon Emeritus at the First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Frankston Lions Club.

Mr. Burks was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Billy Westbrook.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Burks of Frankston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Judy Burks of Frankston, Jerry and Barbara Burks of Jacksonville; one daughter, Barbara Westbrook of Poynor; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tim Burks, Scott Burks, Bill Westbrook, Steve Westbrook, Joey Westbrook, Larry Pipes, John Pipes and Jesse Smith Sr.
- joseph lilly
Added: Aug. 30, 2008

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"Papa" Married 4/11/1927 H/O M.L. P/O Barbara ,Jerry,Johnny

Gravesite Details




  • Maintained by: Janie Healer Davis
  • Originally Created by: CAE
  • Added: 22 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5792107
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for J. Louie “Papa” Burks (4 Aug 1902–7 Aug 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5792107, citing Frankston City Cemetery, Frankston, Anderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Janie Healer Davis (contributor 46586213) .