Frederick Burks


Frederick Burks Obituary
Mr. Frederick Charles Burks, 78, of Fleming Island, FL, died from complications with RSV on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Baptist Clay Medical Center. He was born in Roanoke, VA, to the late Lynchfield Watson Burks and Helen Turpin Burks Logwood. He was a 1964 graduate of the Greenbrier Military School, Lewisburg, W. VA. He served in the United States Marine Corps, both active and as a reservist.

He spent most of life in North Carolina and had a 45-year career starting with driving for Yarborough Transfer, then moved onto owning Burks Moving & Storage, an agent for Bekins, and then Global Van Lines, where he then went onto work at Charlotte Van & Storage, an agent for Mayflower Transit, until his retirement. He also served in several positions for the North Carolina Movers Association: President (1987); Treasurer, Secretary, 2nd Vice President, and 1st Vice President (1983-86); board member (1980-83).

He loved the Episcopal church, in serving as a Verger and choir member at Holy Comforter, Charlotte, NC, and was an active member at St. Mary’s, Green Cove Springs, FL. He loved his time as a troop leader, Troop 1 in Charlotte, NC; his Ford Mustang car club drive ins; taking his car on the drag strip and, most of all, he loved his family and friends. He will be missed significantly as he was an amazing father, father-in-law and grandfather.

Frederick was married to Louise Shelton Burks for 46 years, until she preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Sweeney; son-in-law, Andrew Sweeney, Fleming Island, FL, two granddaughters, Maggie and Kayla Sweeney; Kayla’s husband, Martin Ramirez Araujo, Tucson, AZ; brother, Barney Burks, Lexington, NC; cousin, Nancy Blankenship, Lynchburg, VA; nephew, David Burks, High Point, NC; and niece, Lara Smith, Lexington, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2024, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Green Cove Springs, FL, and reception to follow in the parish hall. The burial will be at a later date at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bedford, VA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church building fund, PO Box 695, Bedford, VA, 24523 or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 400 St. John’s Avenue, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043.