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Billy Joe Burke, Sr.

March 24, 1942 December 31, 2017
Billy Joe Burke, Sr.
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Obituary for Billy Joe Burke, Sr.

Billy Joe Burke, Sr., 75, of 885 Log Haven Road, Dry Fork, Va., passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at his residence. He was born March 24, 1942, in Danville, Va. to the late Lola G. Burke and the late Claude Wesley Burke. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Odum Burke. Mr. Burke worked for Dan River Inc. over 30 years prior to his retirement. He was an avid hunter and loved his beagles. Mr. Burke was of the Baptist Faith.

Mr. Burke is survived by his sons, Glenn S. Burke of Dry Fork, Va. and Billy Joe Burke, Jr. of Danville; his brother, Howard Burke of Axton, Va.; his grandchildren, Christy Marie Clark, Shanon Leigh Burke, Leslie Jo Burke, Lillian G. Burke, and Levi D. Burke; and his great-grandchildren, Carter Andrew Higdon and Isabella McKensey Williamson.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Burke was predeceased by his sisters, Waynell B. Weaver and Linda B. Robertson; and his brothers, Homer B. Burke, Charles W. Burke, and Larry W. Burke, Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Rev. Darrell Campbell officiating.

At other times the family will receive friends at his son’s residence, 849 Log Haven Road, Dry Fork, Va.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Burke family. Online condolences may be made at

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2:00 PM 1/4/2018 2:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 Virginia
United States

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