Mr. Willie C. Burkes, Jr.

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Mr. Willie C Burkes, Jr. affectionately known at “Largo” died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West's Mortuary with Rev. Sandy Parks officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at 2:00 P.M. at the Andersonvillie National Cemetery.


Mr. Willie C. Burkes, Jr was born on March 2, 1944 in Sumter County Georgia to the Late Mrs. Emma C Burkes and the late Mr. Willie C. Burkes, Sr. Willie was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated at the top of the class of 1961. While in school he and a classmate won 2nd place at the Macon Science Fair by building a shortwave radio. After graduation he enlisted into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years of service. He later moved to Cleveland Ohio where he worked for the Post Office and as a Security Guard at the University Hospital of Cleveland.


He leaves to mourn his passing a son, Curtis Lamar Hickson (Shirley); four grandchildren: Curtis Jr., Tamaya, Corryn and Charlyn; two great grandchildren: Kamiyah and Omar; two brothers: Jerome Williams and Robert Lee Williams; several devoted cousins including: Betty Stevens, Rosa Pace, Fannie Anthony, Ruth Webster, Fran Webster, Lillie Ruth Pace, Sara Carter Vonnie Faye Williams, Ronald Pace, Dennis Pace and Lisa Pace; several devoted friends including: Eddie Banks, Jr., Captain Roger, Cecil Horne, General Reid, Eddie Bryant, Jr. and Ms. Freddie Battle; one aunt Ms. Francis Perry and several other relatives and friends also survive.



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