Lloyd Dewayne Burk, 86, of Macon, MO, formerly of New Cambria, MO, beloved husband of Anna Mary, died September 11, 2012, at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon after a long illness.
Dewayne was born August 13, 1926, on a farm north of Callao to Homer J. and Ada (Lea) Burk the sixth child of eight children. Dewayne graduated from New Cambria High School in 1945 and then entered the Army serving in France and Germany.
Dewayne married his high school sweetheart Anna Mary Davis in January of 1945. To this union they welcomed three children.
Dewayne farmed for several years in the New Cambria area and then went to work for MFA as an Exchange Manager. The 22 years before his retirement he was a Livestock Inspector for the Missouri State Department of Agriculture.
He was active in community affairs―serving on the School Board, New Cambria Town Council and Commander of the American Legion in Callao for several years. Dewayne was a member of the United Church of New Cambria and Callao American Legion Post.
He loved sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, gardening, fishing, deer hunting, and spending time with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dewayne is survived by his wife of 64 years, son Roger Burk and his wife Kay of Fort Madison, IA, daughter, Cathy Bocke and her husband Roger, and son, Lloyd Burk and his wife Jeannie all of New Cambria, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Lois Barron of San Pedro, CA, and Aletha Adams of Prairie Village, KS, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, J.W. and Howard Burk, and three sisters, Grace Braxton, Ruby Gibson, and Marie Turner, and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the United Church of New Cambria in New Cambria with Rev. Mary Ellen Waychoff officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the New Cambria Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Friday, at the United Church of New Cambria. The family suggests memorials to the New Cambria Cemetery or the Callao American Legion. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gilleland and McElwain Funeral Home in New Cambria.
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