Gary Wayne Burkey, 79, of Lockridge passed away at his home on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Gary was born on September 22, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Kenneth C. and Lena I. (Brown) Burkey. He graduated with the class of 1962, from Mt. Pleasant High School. Gary worked for Blue Bird Midwest, McKay Envelope, Orscheln Farm & Home Supply and later retired from Midwest Old Threshers. He was a member of the Salem Congregational Church in Salem. Gary enjoyed spending time with the Lockridge coffee group in the afternoons.
He is survived by his sister, Elaine Bunge of Lowden, his two brothers, Ralph Burkey of Star, Idaho and Darrell Burkey of Franklinville, New Jersey along with several nieces and nephews.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Aaron Helterbran officiating. His family will receive friends on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cedar Creek Cemetery, rural Mt. Pleasant. A memorial has been established in his memory. According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for his arrangements.