EDMONTON – Elijah Lester Burke Jr., age 72, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was the son of the late Elijah Lester Burke Sr. and Alpha E. Hansel Burke. Mr. Burke was a telephone lineman for Verizon and a United States Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Burke of Edmonton; two sons: Bradley Michael Burke of Portland, Oregon, and Nathan Elijah Burke of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Chantrell Marie Subler of Troy, Ohio; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Ashley Sampson of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers: Bill Burke of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Danny Michael Burke of Edmonton; two sisters: Brenda Ann Siebert of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Evelyn Faye Blanton of Orlando, Florida. Six grandchildren also survive.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Teddy and Donnie; and a sister, Jean Carol Shumate.
Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held later. Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton is in charge of arrangements.