John Stanley Burke

March 12, 1953 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 67)


John S. Burke, 67, of Houston, Texas, died Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Houston Methodist Hospital of complications following a blood cancer. John was born on March 12, 1953 in Fayette, Missouri, and had been a devoted Christian, environmentalist, teacher, and scuba diver for many years. He was a humble soul with a heart committed to unity and a golden smile infectious to all. 

John was active in Boy Scouts and sports, especially long-distance running, during his high school years. John graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition in 1975 and then pursued graduate studies in Marine Biology at North Carolina State University.

John is survived by his father, Donald Eugene Burke, wife, Lupita Burke, daughters Tricia-Noël, Natalie, and Lauren Burke, brothers Frederick Martin Burke and Donald Harrison Burke-Agüero, one sister Nancy Louise Burke, and one cousin Rosalyn Jane (Foley) Fisher. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Marie Hayes Burke.

Funeral services will take place at Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home Friday, September 11, 2020, from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

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Memorial Service
September 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services
1734 W. Alabama St
Houston, Texas 77098

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