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January 31, 2014

Leon E. "Old Man Luke" Burkey

SARCOXIE, Mo. — Leon E. "Old Man Luke" Burkey, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, following an illness.

Leon was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Sarcoxie, Mo., the son of the late Ed and Mildred (Holmes) Burkey. He has been a lifetime area resident. He loved going to the "Old Settlers Pick Nick" every year. He loved picking up wood.

He is survived by one brother, Don Burkey and wife, Freda, Diamond, Mo.; one sister, Sharon Carlisle and husband, Larry, Sarcoxie, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Cremation will follow the visitation with private family graveside service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the "Old Settlers Pick Nick" fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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