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Monday, March 22, 2021

Obituary - G.W. Burks

G.W. Burks, age 95, of Belton, Missouri passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. followed by a burial at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri.

G.W. was born in Kingsland, Arkansas on May 28, 1925 to Tom Austin Burks and Lilly Bell (Endsley) Burks. Growing up he was one of eight children and after graduating high school entered the work force in various capacities. G.W. worked civil service as a paint shop foreman supervisor at Richard Gebaur and also owned and operated Evergreen Farm Nursery. He loved to work with his hands. He was joined in marriage with his late wife Nana Lou Burks, who sadly passed away on February 19, 2011. Together they were blessed with two daughters, Christina and Phyllis. In life G.W. first and foremost loved his family. He also loved playing the guitar, working his nursery and fishing.

G.W. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nana Burks; parents, Tom and Lilly Burks; seven siblings, Calvin Austin, Joe Albert, Rutha May, Preston, Travis, Carrienell, and Lacritia Lee Burks; and son in law, Steve Peterson.

He leaves behind his two loving daughters, Christina Schleich (husband Loren) and Phyllis Peterson; six grandchildren, Jackie Burrows (husband Kevin), Jenny Burt (husband John), and Whitney Ferm (husband James), and Steve, Bill, and Sara Peterson; and ten grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Blvd., Belton, Missouri 64012