David Howard Burk

David Howard Burk, 78, of San Augustine, TX passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017. Dave was born January 10, 1939 in Lawton, Oklahoma.
He proudly served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After being honorably discharged he continued his reputation as a hardworking man, he worked construction and demolition to always provide for his family. Dave was often described as a “McGuyver”, he had the ability to fix anything, and especially if someone told him he couldn’t. His generous and fearless nature was well known to all those around him, he always gave more than he kept and was always the first to lend a helping hand.
Dave married Zandra Ray and together the two of them shared 58 wonderful years of marriage while raising their 6 beautiful children. To Dave, there was nothing more important than his children and grandchildren, he would spend weeks planning family trips and family events. Dave and Zandra were faithful members of Skybreak Church in College Station for over 20 years.
After his wife’s passing, Dave was given a second chance at love and married his beloved wife Sue, together they share 7 children, 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents James Howard and Willa Dean Burk and his wife Zandra Ray Burk. He leaves behind his wife Sue Burk; children, Janet and husband Danny Green, James and wife Gaylyn Burk, Deana and husband Mike Smith, Wesley and wife Donna Burk, Nolan and wife Teresa Burk, Wendy and husband Gary Wolfe, Lance Drake and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by so many.
A time to receive family and friends will be held from 11:30 to 1PM, Saturday, October 7, 2017 with a Life Tribute Service to begin at 1PM at Skybreak Church in College Station, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 1PM Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery in Zwolle, Louisiana.


  1. Sorry for your loss. We understand the grief and pain in the passing of a loved one and pray the peace of God will sustain you all in the days to come. We love you all!

    Curtis and Sheena

  2. Wendy and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a lot to deal with in a relatively short period of time. Praying for the peace that passes all understanding.

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