Funeral services for Rev. Jackie Don Burks will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel of Early, with the Rev. Art Switzer officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackie passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the age of 69.

Mr. Burks was born July 4, 1942 in Bronte, Texas, to Alice Opal and the late Rev. Gordon Burks. He graduated from Corona High School in Corona, Ca. He served in the U.S. Army and attended Howard Payne University and received his teaching certificate from Texas State University. He was married to Pearl Rebecca Simms April 5, 1969, in Alexandria, Va. They moved to Texas and started their family of seven children. Jackie was a teacher at the Brownwood State School for twenty two years, and was the pastor of several small churches in the area.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Burks; a son, Timothy Burks and wife Tanya of Plainview, Minn.; and daughters, Rebecca Burks of Comanche, Lydia Trowbridge and husband Cody of Brownwood, Texas, Elisabeth Huston and husband Travis of Midland, Texas, Charity Hoedebeck and husband Dwight of Stamford, Texas, Joan Burks of Brownwood, Texas, and Katie Burks of Brownwood, Texas. Jackie is also survived by a sister, Elaine Kenner and husband Ron; and eleven grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Pearl; his father, Rev. Gordon Burks; and grandparents, Henry Aaron Burks and Virgie Ellen Burks, and Henry Clinton Hedges and Luci Grace Hedges.

Friends and relatives may sign his online guest book at

Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.