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Shirley A. Burks, age 82 of Mount Vernon, died Saturday afternoon February 9, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


He was born March 15, 1930 in Mt Vernon, the son of George “Pony” and Mamie (Cox) Burks.


He married Queenie Chaney on March 29, 1958 in Mt. Vernon

Shirley worked as a truck driver until his retirement. He was a member of Local 215 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. 

He is survived by his wife, Queenie; 2 sons, Keith Burks and Doug (Karen) Burks all of Mt. Vernon; 3 grandchildren, Douglas Jr. Burks, Lisa Adler and Erica Snelling; 1 great grandson, Xander Snelling; 1 brother, Walter (Myrna) Burks of Wadesville; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Patsy Brown, Richard Burks, Pete Burks, Charlie Burks, Moe Reinitz, Sissy Roberts, Charlotte Weatherford, and Sharon Hughes. 

Funeral services will be
11 a.m. on Thursday February 14, 2013 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon with burial in Alexander Memorial Park in Evansville with military rites conducted by Owen Dunn Post #5.


Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.