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Jack Burks, 91, of Plattsburg, Missouri, died Sunday, April 21, 2024, at Oakridge Care Facility in Plattsburg, Missouri.

Jack was born on August 23, 1932, in Maryville, Missouri, to Russell Burks and Myrtle (Frazee) Burks.

Jack was a graduate of Bethany High School. He attended college at Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Education, and served in the military. Jack continued his education with a master™s degree from Central Missouri State University in School Administration.

He worked in education for 40 years as a teacher and school superintendent before retiring. He also worked in the ministry field while still teaching for over 20 years.

Jack married Dixie Burks August 10, 1952.

He was a member of the Gower Christian Church, Missouri Retired Teachers Association, and Missouri State Teacher Association where he served as President from 1982-1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, and wife, Dixie, of 69 years.

Survivors include his son, Jerry Burks of Wathena, Kansas; daughter, Betty Campbell, of Gower, Missouri; grandchildren, Jackie (Jeremy) Lacy, Maryville, Mo., Brandon (Katherine) Campbell, Gladstone, Mo., Bryan (Erin) Burks, Peculiar, Mo., Brady (Andrea) Burks, Lebanon, Kan., Brennen (Hannah) Burks, Manhattan, Kan., and Breanne (Hayden) Cross, Baileyville, Kan.; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Jeannine Long, Guthrie, Oklahoma; and two nieces and nephew.

Farewell Services 11 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2024, Bailey and Cox Family Funeral Service. Interment: Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Bailey and Cox Family Funeral Service. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Plattsburg Senior Center, Plattsburg Food Pantry, or the Gower Christian Church. Online guest book and obituary at