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March 05, 2021

Obituary

John Garland Burge

March 28, 1950 - March 02, 2021

A MAN OF IMPOSSIBLE CHARACTER

John Burge, age 70, passed away surrounded by family on March 2, 2021. 

Mr. Burge is preceded in death by his loving wife Brenda Burge, his parents Garland and Annie Burge, and his brother Frank Burge. 

He is survived by his loving son and daughter in law John and Andria Burge, grandchildren Mary, Madison, John (who was named after his grandfather) and Olivia Burge, Siblings Willie Burge of Alabama, Clyde and Lynda Burge of Washington, Ann and Willie Harris of Louisiana, Lydia and Zac Alvardo of Alabama, Sonny and Lisa Burge of Mississippi, numerous nieces and nephews, a special nephew Johnny Burge, special nieces Krissy, Dana and Deanna Burge, in laws August Gabriel, Holly Gabriel, Eddie Gabriel, Big Eddie Gabriel, Dotty Gabriel, Hudson Encardes, Tiffany Scott, and Karla Nanne. Special thanks to a dear friend Ashley Martin.

Mr. Burge was a veteran of the United States Army for the dates of November 23, 1968 to April 27, 1971. He was a helicopter mechanic, serving in the Vietnam War. The Army taught him the value of discipline, team work, and investing in a cause larger than himself. John left the Army with the rank of Private 1st Class. Upon returning home, he began a career as a chef.

Poole Ritchie Funeral Home will host John's service Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating and military Graveside Service by the American Legion Post #24. Interment will follow at McGehee Cemetery. 

Pallbearers: Johnny Burge, Anthony Favrre, Nicholas Burge, Seth Young, August Gabriel, and T-Paul Nicholson.

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