Claude Burks Sr. the son of the late Cleve Burger and Lilian Burks. Was born on October 15, 1944 in Lynchburg Virginia. He Departed this life on January 19, 2020, after a lengthy illness.
Claude received his education through the Baltimore City School System. He worked for Dance Brothers Construction Company for 20 years.
Claude married the former Claudette Tatum and from this union were seven children. Claude Burks Jr., Lorell Burks-Adagbon, Anthony Lee Burks, Levar Burks (who preceded him in death), Claudette Burks-Winter Johnson, Brandee Shantel Burks and Curtis Elijahwon Burks.
Special friend and daughter Florine Thompson and Shantell Nicole Burks, and Jeffery Harris his oldest son. He also has 11 grandchildren Dysheonna Herron, Chantivia Burks, Claude Burks 3rd, Lorell Vinson, Sterlin Isreal Burks, Dez’Tin’Ey Adagbon, Ife’Oluwa Adagbon, Tasia Sprye, Ty’Zjehuh Burks, Sanaa Hodge and Braedon Hodge.
Claude was quite the character, he loved sports. His favorite sport was boxing, he himself liked to box. He enjoyed other sports as well, such as Basketball, Football, and Baseball. He could sit all day watching one game after another with a few friends. Oh yeah he also enjoyed a cold can of Miller’s Lite. He would shadow box with his children, showing them how to keep their guard up, dance and bobbing and weaving. With his husky yet muscular frame he would let his children swing from his biceps.
Claude Leaves to mourn; Wife Claudette Burks, eight children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 brothers Melvin Burks, Samuel Lee Burks, 4 sister in laws Gilda Burks, Shirley Foulkes, Lorell Tatum-Talley, and Jeanette Tatum-Daniel. A number of nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
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