Terry Paul Burke, 65, of Franklin passed away peacefully on November 14, 2012 at Morgan City Health Care Center.
Born in Franklin on November 6, 1947 to Dewey and Irene Burke, Terry was the youngest of five children, He grew up with the love of the outdoors, cooking with friends and family.
Terry enlisted in the Navy in 1965 where he served his country until 1968. When he returned home he went to work as a welder among other things. Terry would tell you he was a jack of all trades but a master of none. Terry loved to make people laugh and would help anyone in need, even if it meant he had to do without.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents Dewey Burke Sr. and wife, Irene May Burke Hebert; his stepfather, Elred Hebert; brother, Michael Burke; sister, Evelyn Burke Faulk; and niece, Allison Faulk.
Terry is survived by his son, Paul Burke, and wife, Leslie, of Patterson; sister, Letty Burke Curry and husband, E.J., of Franklin; brother, Dewey Burke Jr. and wife, Kathleen, of Breaux Bridge; two grandsons, Trent Houghton and Trace Burke of Natchez, Mississippi; and two granddaughters, Sydney and Kenan Vidrine of Patterson; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving friends and extended family.
Terry was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to all.
We would like to say a special thanks to the staff of Franklin Foundation, Tulane Medical Center, Morgan City Health Care and Journey Hospice for their loving care and support.
The family will have a Celebration of Life to honor Terry on December 15, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Calvary Bible Church in Centerville.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Terry’s honor to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. Make checks payable to American Diabetes Association.