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Official Obituary of

Richard Alvin Burke

August 8, 1946 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Richard Burke Obituary


AUG 8, 1946 — OCT 18, 2020


Richard Burke went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 18, 2020.  Holding the hand of the Love of his Life Joyce!  Richard was born on Aug 8, 1946 in ”Little” Washington, VA. He attended Luray High School where he graduated in 1966.  After high school he joined the United States Marine Corp. Soon after enlisting, he was deployed to Vietnam where he served 2 Tours of Duty from 1967— 1969. After his return from Vietnam on the Night of Dec 31, 1969  he meet the Love of His Life Joyce H. Burke. They were joined in marriage July 4, 1970 and were inseparable for the rest of his life.  Richard worked at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray ,VA for more than 30 years. Where he was able to witness to, joke with and terrorize every Doctor, Nurse, Staff members and patients. Which he loved every moment!  Always meeting everyone with a kind word, a smile and a song.  Richard is survived by his wife Joyce Burke of Luray, son Allen Burke of Broadway, daughter Marcy Parlett and husband Phillip of Luray. Also Seven Grandchildren who meant the world to him, Will Parlett, Jillian Parlett, Hayden Parlett, Jaidyn Parlett, Addalyn Burke, Bryleigh Burke and Calyn Burke. Also surviving is brother James Burke and sister Joan Moyer. He was preceding in death by parents Wood and Rena Burke also by sister Denise Good. Richard was a devoted and loving husband,father, grandfather and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, church activities and traveling with his soulmate Joyce.  Family will receive friends and family on Wed. Oct 21, 2020 6-8 pm at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray,VA. Funeral services will be Thurs. Oct 22, 2020 @ 10 am at Bradley Funeral Home followed by graveside serve at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Luray. followed by lunch at followed  at Stanley Volunteer Fire Dept. on main street Stanley, VA.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mill Creek Bible Church  4903 Mill Creek Rd Luray, VA 22835  or  Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad


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Family will receive friends
October 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Bradley Funeral Home Inc.
187 E Main Street
Luray, VA 22835

A Funeral Service
October 22, 2020

10:00 AM
The Bradley Funeral Home Inc.
187 E Main Street
Luray, VA 22835


Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 126, Stanley VA 22851

Mill Creek Bible Church
Luray VA 22835


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