Georgie Stout Burke, 92, of Bear Creek died peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Burke was born in Chatham County on December 15, 1927 the son of Georgie Goodson and Rosa (Stout) Burke. Stout was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Collins & Aikman as a supervisor in supply. Stout was an active member of Sandy Branch Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and in many other areas. He was known as a jack-of-all trades including wood working, gardening and other outdoor activities. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his family, especially watching his grandchildren grow. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, humble man who faced life's challenges with a positive "can-do" attitude.
Stout was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Sarah Margaret Dunn and Reberta Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years whom he affectionately called "Sug" and who was the light of his life, Norma Burgess Burke; son: William Michael Burke and wife, Sharon of Garner, NC; daughter: Melinda Burke Overton and husband, Jeff of Apex; brothers: Raeford Burke of Asheboro, NC and Thurman Burke and wife Emma Jean of Bear Creek, NC, grandchildren, Kala and Kristen Burke and Tiffany and Kyle Overton; great-grandchildren, Levi and Kallie; and several nieces and nephews.
The body will lie in repose from 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday at Sandy Branch. The funeral will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek with Rev. Allen Overton, Rev. Dr. Rob Roberts, Rev. Marc Sanders and Rev. Jay Smoot officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday following the funeral service in the Fellowship Hall at Sandy Branch Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandy Branch Baptist Church or the Don Moody Benevolence Fund of Sandy Branch.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.