Charles Burks passed away at his home in Cabool, Missouri, on November 19, 2013 after a long illness.
He was born August 18, 1930 in Seymour, Missouri, the son of Florence Cornelius and Charles Burks, Sr. of Mansfield, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by two children, John Luther Burks and Tommy Dale Walker.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Burks; seven children, Donald Lee Burks, Brian Burks, Randy Melton, Robert Melton, Cathy Monzingo, Jaudell Monzingo and Danny Walker; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; family and friends.
He loved horse riding and working at construction.
He made an anatomical donation through Genesis Program at the Medical Education and Research Institution in Nashville, Tennessee, hoping to help find cures throughout the medical field with his gift.
He will be missed by those who loved and knew him throughout his long and gifted life.