Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 16, 2008
James Daniel Burks, age 91, of Bessemer, AL, passed away on November 14, 2008. He was born January 20, 1917 in China Grove, AL; he served in the Army during WWII, he retired from U.S. Steel after 30 yrs, he was a member of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church and a deacon, and the Heart of Dixie Camping Club. Graveside Services will be held at Montevallo City Cemetery on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. Elders Tom Blair and Sam Bryant officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 4:30 – 6:30 P.M. at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home in Pleasant Grove. Survivors: wife of 70 years, Sybil; children, Dianne (Warren) Ulch, Jim (Beverly) Burks; grandchildren, Karen (Wayne) Harrison, Kevin (Marie) Ulch, Karla (Gary) Brooks, Jody (Eric) Edwards, Bryan (Lisa) Burks; great grandchildren, Lindsey, Daniel &Seth Harrison, Drew &Jamie Ulch, Emma &Garrett Brooks, Sara &Thomas Edwards, Makayla Burks &Brayden; sisters, Louise McGee of Gulf Breeze, FL, Sara Glaze of Sweetwater, Tenn.; brothers, Vernon (Emily) Burks of Mesa, Ariz., Albert Burks of Round Rock, Texas; sister-in-law, Annie Pearl Burks of Troy, AL; nieces and nephews.