Philip M. Burke, 56, Newburgh

Philip M. Burke, 56, of Newburgh, formerly of Jasper, went home to be with Jesus at 3:14 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, doing what he loved, flying an airplane.

Phil was born April 11, 1963, in Jasper, Dubois County, to Carl F. and Betty (Gramelspacher) Burke.

He graduated from Jasper High School in 1981.

Phil’s passion was flying planes. He was a devoted Christian man who was loved by everyone. Phil enjoyed telling stories. If you ever had the chance to get to know him, he had the most amazing stories to tell of his adventures. Phil was a most generous man, and he will be greatly missed.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sarah (Bromm) Burke; mother, Betty Burke; siblings, Scott Burke, Terri Wilson (Brian), and Zack Burke; and nieces and nephews.

Phil is preceded in death by his father, Carl Burke; maternal grandparents, Claude J. and Mary Gramelspacher; and paternal grandparents, John and Catherine Burke.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. CT Thursday, December 26, 2019, with visitation to follow after the service at Abundant Life Community Church at 7333 Sharon Road, Newburgh, with Pastor Troy Boulware officiating. Burial will be Private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Dale Begley World Outreach at PO Box 623, Atoka, OK 74525. Phone: 580-889-0613. Donations will be used to purchase a new sound system for ministry so that God’s Word will continue to plant seeds in Phil’s memory.

Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN.

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