Robert Jackson Burks, 79, of Dallas, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Plano. He was born on Nov. 18, 1932, in Henderson, to his parents, Mr. Clyde Burks and Mrs. Sudie Mae Burks.
Robert was the third of eight children. He married Laverne Brooks in Henderson, on Sept. 3, 1954. They had two children. He attended LeTourneau University and graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in machine science. He served in the Air Force for six years. He was a resident of Dallas for 52 years. He was employed by Rockwell/Collins as a mechanical engineer for 35 years. Robert was a member of Waterview Baptist Church. He enjoyed grilling, doing for others, and directing music.