Delmier Burks, 91, of Merryville, LA passed from this life on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Rosepine, LA. Mr. Burks served in the United States Army for 4 years, where he received The Purple Heart and was honorably discharged. He worked for many years at LCIS as a guard. He retired from civil service in the Transportation Dept. at Fort Polk after 26 years. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Martha Roberts and husband Gary F. of Merryville, LA; son, Steven Dale Burks of San Antonio, TX; sister, Lena Robberson of Merryville, LA; grandchildren, Barrett Paul Roberts of Allen, TX, Christopher John Roberts and wife Rebecca of Murphy, TX and Summer Roberts Bishop and husband Kenny of Rockwall, TX; great-grandchildren, Bryson Paul Roberts, Brooklyn Richelle Roberts, Shelby Ann Bishop and Mason Christopher Roberts; dearest friend, Peggy Green and her daughters, Debbie and Terry; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Coslet Burks; brothers, Acie and Archie Burks; sisters, Vera Jean Coburn, Betty Ruth McDaniel, Inez Lanier and Goldie Travis.The family would like to thank the staff, residents and their families, of Rosepine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center and Brighton Bridge Hospice.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00pm at First Baptist Church in Merryville, LA. Burial will follow at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Bro. Wayne Squyres will officiate.