Byron Wayne Burk
3/1/1954 - 9/12/2020

 

Byron Wayne Burk, 66, of Quinlan, passed away on September 12, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Riley Hamilton and Dr. Chet Haney officiating.  Burial will follow at Dodd City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until the 2 pm service on Tuesday at the church. Funeral services are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Byron was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 1, 1954 to Wayne and Betty Burk.  He married Ginger Mills on February 18, 1978 in Arlington, Texas. He was a model husband and a father to his two daughters.  Byron was a man of tremendous wisdom, skill, and energy, with a true servantís heart. He was known for his joy-filled personality and wonderful sense of humor.

Byron started his career at E-Systems. He was a school teacher and ultimately became an administrator at Quinlan ISD.  He knew almost everything about all building trades and for several years ran his own construction business that built over 400 buildings.  He served the Lord as a bi-vocational minister of music and youth at FBC Cash and Quinlan. Youth minister at Lone Oak Baptist Church. He led singing for several church revivals. Byron was gifted as a chalk artist, and he presented the Gospel to hundreds of groups in many, many churches through the years. 

 

He was a Sunday School teacher, youth sponsor, choir member, deacon, chairman of deacons, president of the senior adult group, leader of the volunteer builders group, and a member of several different committees at Highland Terrace Baptist Church where he was a member for several decades.

 

Byron was an enthusiastic advocate in the Hunt Association until he passed away. He worked on numerous projects for the Hunt Baptist Association, Lake Lavon Camp and Conference Center, and For the City community outreach in Greenville.  He was always known to help the churches in the Hunt Baptist Association with their building issues, often donating materials and doing most of the repair work himself.

 

Byron was a loyal Southern Baptist who had a tremendous heart for Baptist missions of all kinds.  He was a stand-up guy when he needed to be, but was also a true peacemaker that any pastor would want as a leader in their congregation. 

 

Byron enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Ginger, skiing, ballroom dancing, fixing, designing and creating anything. Most of all he enjoyed entertaining and being with his family, friends and being Ba Lala to his two grandchildren, Zane and Greenlee.

 

Byron is survived by his wife, Ginger Burk; mother, Betty Burk; daughter, Jennifer Spivy and husband, Matthew, Bridget Barnard and husband, Steven; brother, Bruce Burk and wife, Sherri; sisters, Sheryl Brummer and Ronda Fitzwater and husband, Ronnie; and grandchildren, Zane and Greenlee Spivy; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers will be Steven Barnard, Brian Burk, Bryce Burk, Dusty Lee, Bobby Mills, Doug Rauch, Jr., Jacob Rauch, David Reasoner, James Reasoner, Randy Reasoner and Matthew Spivy.




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