Mr. Robert Dale Burke, age 51 of Brodhead, Kentucky passed away Sunday February 6, 2011 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Robert entered this life on November 18, 1959 in Berea, Kentucky, the son of Verna Lee Cromer Burke and the late Robert William Burke. He was united in marriage to Mary Etta Spoonamore Burke on June 4, 1989 and they shared twenty-one wonderful years together. Robert was a self-employed roofer, was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking out.
Robert will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Mary Etta Spoonamore Burke of Brodhead, Kentucky; Four children: Robert William Burke and wife Jennifer of Brodhead, Kentucky, Joshua Dale Burke and wife Jennifer of Brodhead, Kentucky, Joseph “Shane” Burke of Brodhead, Kentucky and Jessica Dawn Carpenter and husband James of Brodhead, Kentucky; Five grandchildren: Aubrey Anna Burke, Makayla Paige Burke, Joseph Dylan Burke, Jamie Dawn Carpenter and Chloe Grace Burke; His mother Verna Lee Cromer Burke of Brodhead, Kentucky; One brother: Roger Burke and wife Irene of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; Three sisters: Janice Vanzant of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, Iva Reno of Maryville, Tennessee and Kathleen Cope and husband David of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his father: Robert William Burke; Two brothers: Jimmie Burke and Billie Gene Burke; and one sister: Joyce Lee Everett
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Dale Burke will be conducted on Thursday February 10th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Randal Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Burke Family Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. Robert Dale Burke will be held on Wednesday February 9th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
Casket Bearers are: Johnny Cromer, Shannon York, Kelly Whitaker, Jeff Marlow, Mike Phelps and Bobby Evans.