Funeral service for Thomas H. Burks, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Rev Joshua Williams officiating and Rev. Al Davis assisting. Interment will follow at Stouts Creek Cemetery with Johnny Sims, Ronnie Glossup, Cody Burks, Dillon Burks, Mark White and Jason Cobb serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mr. Burks passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home, Sulphur Springs, TX.
Thomas Hugh Burks was born on April 14, 1937 in Hopkins County to Hubert and Opal (Hatfield) Burks. He married Patsy Jones Smith on August 11, 1990 in Hopkins County. Thomas was a retired Field Supervisor for Amarado-Hess Oil Company.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; sons, Roger Burks and wife, LeAnn of Mt. Vernon, Gary Burks and wife, Sharri of Gladewater; daughter, Debbie Blankenship and husband, Perry of Denton; sisters, Modene Sims, Vera Mae Glossup, Sue Walker; grandchildren, Aliesha Adair, Amber Sheridan, April Sherer, Destiny Grobe, Dillon Burks, Cody Burks, Brittney Williams, Brandi Silva, Taylor Blankenship, Bethany Dietzmann; 24 great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wylie and Travis Burks; son, Kenneth Smith and great granddaughter, Kennedy Rose Burks.
Memorials can be made to the Gideons.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.