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1302 Seventh Street
Wilson, OK 73463
Phone: (580) 668-2426
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Harry Burke

Harry Dewayne Burke

Thursday, August 18th, 1938 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Wilson - Harry Dewayne Burke, 81 of Wilson was born on August 18, 1938 in Elco, IL to the late Williams Edgar Burke and Mrs. Fredia Marie (Tindall) Burke. He departed from this life on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Healdton.

Harry was raised in Chicago, IL attended school until the age of 13. Soon after, Harry started driving a truck with his brother to help support his family and take care of his mother. In 1955, he joined the United States Army serving honorably till 1959. Harry worked for several different trucking companies throughout the years. On October 5, 1976, Harry married Mrs. Patricia Marie Hefner in Wichita, KS and soon after moved to Wilson where Harry worked for Grondike Transport in Ardmore. Lastly, he worked for J.B. Hunt Transportation where he retired in the early 2000's. Harry enjoyed reading and he loved Horses. But most of all, he loved his family. At one point, Harry and Pat had 27 adopted kids in their home where they always had an open door policy. He never let you go without letting you know that he loved you.

Preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, Jodie O'Daniel; grandson, Christopher and 10 siblings.

Harry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pat of the home; sons, Mark Simmons of Wilson, Michael Simmons and wife Michelle of Michigan; Jason Simmons and wife Angela of Wilson, Nito Gemmell of Amarillo, TX, and daughter, Tricia Gemmell of Ardmore; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; long time friend, Maxine Morris and family; and by a host of other family and friends.

No services are scheduled for Harry, for his wishes were to be donated to science.
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Katrinna Duke

Posted at 11:52pm
Harry feel like my dad he treated my kids just like they was his own grandkids I remembered one time on Halloween he gave my little boy a sucker and he was on his Daddy neck and feel asleep and we laughed

Katrinna Duke Posted at 12:00am

He wasa fun guy to be with Harry go rest high on the mountain your work on the earth is done tell Jodie and George that I miss themand love them that id part of my text

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