Jackie Ray Burks, 65, of Riverton, Kan. passed from this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Jackie was born on December 18, 1951 in Springfield, Mo. to the union of Kenneth James and Fonda Joy (Criger) Burks. Jackie graduated from Fordland High School with the class of 1969. Jackie was united in marriage to Sharon (Hodge) Burks on October 29, 1979 in Fordland, Mo. He has lived in the Riverton area since 1983, working as a truck driver with Above Par Trucking.
Jackie was an avid Oakland Raiders football fan and enjoyed watching Nascar. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.
Jackie is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Burks; wife, Sharon Burks; brother, Michael Ray Burks.
Jackie is survived by his mother, Fonda Burks of Springfield, Mo.; four sons, Wayne Burks and wife Adena of Joplin, Mo., Brycie Burks and wife Kim of Sullivan, Mo., Andrew Burks and wife Michelle of Washington, Ill. and Kenneth “Troy” Burks and wife Carrie of Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Miranda Upton and husband Shane of Riverton, Kan.; one brother, James Burks and wife Sheila of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Joyce Williams of Springfield, Mo. and Janet Dellinger and husband Jim of Ozark, Mo.; along with fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Family will receive friends from Noon until service time on Saturday. Following the service Jackie has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at derfeltfuneralhomes.com.