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Charlie Burk

Oct 29th, 1940 - Apr 12th, 2023

Memorial Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


      Charles W. Burk, age 82, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at his home.

      He was born October 29, 1940, in Wheeler, the son of Hallie D. and Gwen (Freeman) Burk.  He was united in marriage to Sharon Elaine Henson in January of 1991, in Fernandina Beach, Florida and together they have shared 32 wedding anniversaries.

      Charlie worked for Ashland Oil, retiring after many years as a Tri-State Supervisor.  He later worked as a Field Supervisor for RWCI and drove a truck for McDaniel Transit and Nutrien Ag Solutions.  Charlie was a fearless adventure seeker and enjoyed time spent trail riding on motorcycles.  He had raced Enduro and Motorcross many places in the past, including at Charley Brown Park in Flora.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with friends, often traveling to Moab, Utah.  In recent years he enjoyed attending Bluegrass Festivals.  He was of the Methodist faith.     

      He is survived by his wife: Sharon Burk of Flora; a son: Jason (Jaclyn) Lauderback of Naperville; 2 grandchildren: Chloe and Parker Lauderback of Naperville; 2 brothers: Jack (Judy) Burk of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Sam (Judy) Burk of O’Fallon; and a brother-in-law: Phil (Kathy) Henson of Flora.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Stacy Burk.

      A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Health Department or Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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Mike and Sharon Gray

April 13th

We are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Charlie, Mike had coffee with him at Grandma's Kitchen quite often. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Jeff and Jennifer Banta

April 14th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Larry W. Jamison

April 14th

I really appreciated Sam, both as a friend, and a great football player. I was never tackled harder than by him in practice. He literally picked me up and slammed me back on the ground. May his family be comforted in their faith thru the Lord Jesus Christ. He was one of the best, in my book. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, the Revelation say. Amen.

Shelby and Jennifer Davis

April 14th

Sending prayers to Sharon and family.....Our deepest sympathy Hugs to you all!!

Willie and Dana Johnson

April 14th

So sorry to hear this Charlie was always in a good mood he will be missed Our condolences

Nola Hoard Leanna

April 14th

My condolences to all his family. Charlie was a classmate in our youth-- a lovely and kind fellow.

Kevin and Susan Moore

April 14th

Sharon, we are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerest condolences.

Karen Glassford

April 14th

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of Charlieโ€™s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Leak

April 14th

Sharon, I'm sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I hope you find comfort in your memories.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

April 14th

We are so sorry to hear of your loss Sharon and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Jacque (McKnight Davis)

April 14th

Prayers for peace and comfort to you and family. So blessed to get to know Charlie over passed few weeks.

Thomas Bates Sr.

April 14th

peace be with you Charley from ex truck driver and motorcycle rider

Doug & Marsha Hockman

April 14th

Ride on Dear Friend!

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

April 14th

So sorry to hear. Prayers for the family for comfort and peace. Charlie was a classmate of ours and a friend thru the years.

Stan and Carla Stanford

April 15th

We always enjoyed talking to Charlie and had a lot of respect for him. He was a good man. You are in our thoughts.

Larry & Kathy Hagen

April 15th

Sharon, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Mary Reynolds

April 15th

My condolences to the family...

Fred & Lynne Gocey

April 15th

So sorry to read this. Fred worked one summer with him at Ashland. A very nice man.

Ashley and Roberta Moore

April 15th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time ๐Ÿ™

Jon and Connie Masters

April 15th

Rest in Peace Charlie!

Terry Igert

April 15th

We are sorry for loss prayers for family!

Becky Stanford Stocke

April 15th

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon and the family at this difficult time. Always enjoyed visiting with Charlie.

Mel and Pam Hawkins

April 15th

Sharon sorry to hear of Charlies passing take peace knowing he is in a better place.

Gary Lehman

April 16th

Sharon, so sorry to here the passing of Charlie. Heck of a nice person. Always will remember him as a heck of a motorcycle rider. A group of us went down south trail riding and he would leave us in a cloud of dust. He would hide and pass us when we caught up to him. No one could keep up with him. Will be missed but not forgotten.

A Friend

April 16th

Many of you remember Charlie as one who rode a motorcycle. I remember Charlie as one who owned a Pontiac that could outrun about any car that he went up against. I remember him as a friend and a high school classmate. As we age we see more and more of our friends of the past disappear into Heaven above. Rest in peace, Charlie. We will meet again someday. Look for me from the Eastern shore. Let's renew our friendship once again my friend.

Sandra Henson

April 17th

So so sorry for your loss,Sharon. Big hugs! ๐Ÿซ‚

Larry and Debbie Douthit

April 17th

Sharon and family. Our deepest condolences and prayers. Many fond memories of Charlie in years past.

Gregory Hagen

April 22nd

Sharon, sorry for your loss. Charlie will be missed



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