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James Ray "Bump" Burke

December 16, 1937 December 24, 2018
James Ray "Bump" Burke
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Obituary for James Ray "Bump" Burke

James Ray “Bump” Burke, 81, of West Frankfort, Illinois, Passed away Monday December 24, 2018 in Parkway Manor – Marion, Illinois at 3:04p.m.

Jim was born December 16, 1937 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Hugh C. and Ruth (Woods) Burke. He married Linda Deason on September 16, 1961 and she survives. Jim loved his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Second Baptist Church – West Frankfort, Illinois. Jim was also a member of the IBEW 702 for many years and the Farm Bureau. He loved sports especially the Redbirds and the St Louis Cardinals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Hemmer.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Burke; son, Aaron (Maria) Burke; daughter, Pam (Chris) Shadowens; brother-in-law, Jerry Hemmer; sister-in-law, Barbara Mercer; five grandchildren: Kyle, Matt, Bryce, John, and Anastasia; four great grandchildren: Braxton, Brantley, Cayden, and Madelyn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday December 29, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois with Dr. Brett Beasley officiating. Burial will be in the East Fork Cemetery – West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church – West Frankfort, Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Saturday

29

Dec

9:00 AM 12/29/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Dec

11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Fork Cemetery Final Resting Place

18200 East Fork Road
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

18200 East Fork Road West Frankfort 62896 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Second Baptist Church

1902 East Oak
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
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