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H.R. “Bob” Burke

March 18, 2023


Mr. H.R. “Bob” Burke, age 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend David Adams will officiate, with burial to follow in Rosebank Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 12 noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born February 20, 1940, in Prestonburg, Kentucky, to the late Heber and Minta Nunnery Burke. He was a sales rep for a manufacturer of hardware, and a faithful member of World Outreach Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Heber Robert “Bobby” Burke, II; brothers, Don Compton and Bill Jim Compton.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Lawwell Burke; children, Susan Crowell, and her husband Jackie, Joe Burke, and his wife Sheila, and Scott Burke, and his wife Tonya; stepchildren, Dawn Bobo, and her husband Steve, Kim Willmore, and her husband Skip, Jill Lamb, and her husband John, and Angie Finney, and her husband Jason; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob would be honored with memorials to: Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County, P.O. Box 574, Shelbyville, TN 37162, or Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2259, Shelbyville, TN 37162.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.