Rupert T. Burks, Sr.

    Rupert T. Burks, Sr., a lifelong resident of East Lake, died Wednesday.  He was 91. 
He was a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and retired from the TVA.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway, the Temple Lodge No. 0430 F & AM, and a former member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two sons, Rupert Burks, Jr., New York, NY and Charles Burks, Hixson; daughter, Myrna R. Burks, Portland, Oregon, sister Viva Lee Burks, Apison, Tennessee; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
     Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Carver officiating.   Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Chattanooga Times February 14, 1991;Page B4.
Son of John G. and Lizzie Tolbert Burks
(Grandfather of submitter, Shawn Burks)

Submitted by Shawn Burks