Charles L. Burkes

Charles Louis Burkes, age 75, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home.

Services for Mr. Burkes will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.

Mr. Burkes was born in Lawrenceburg, KY on July 7, 1938, the son of the late Harry Louis Burkes and Mary B. Polk.  He retired from Hanson Building where he was a truck driver.  Mr. Burkes was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Roderick) Houston, Wichita, Kan. and Eledria Gatewood, Kennesaw, Ga.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jackie Redd, Carolyn Hudson, Lexington, Ky. and Leona (J.D.) Smith; a cousin, Sheila Burks, Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Walter and sister, Jean Penny.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at

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