Richard K. Burk, 88, of Bristol, TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dent K. Burk and Kathrine N. Burk; and three sisters, Sylvia D. Burk, Joyce B. Slagle, and Beverly B. Logan.

Richard was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol. He attended The Citadel, the military college of SC at Charleston, where he was a Distinguished Military Student and thereby received a commission as a Regular Army officer. He served in Korea and later was assigned as an instructor in the Weapons Department of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA. After his military service, he did graduate work at Middle TN State University and East TN State University. He was employed as a teacher in the Science Department at TN High School where he taught for 35 years and at the time of his retirement, he was the Coordinator of the Science Department at TN High School.

He is survived by a niece and five nephews, all of Bristol and upper East TN.

Following his wishes, interment was private in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol, VA.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Burk and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.

Posted in: Herald Courier

Posted on: 2017-04-03

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