William O. Burke
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William Oates "Bill" Burke departed this life at his childhood home on March 17, 2021 at the age of 92. He was one of the eight children of Thomas and Marie Burke and had 3 children with Carol Burke. Bill graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial management, and began his career working for the State of Georgia as assistant director of the Department of Industry and Trade in Atlanta. He was later employed at UGA in Athens for twenty years and was eventually elected Executive Vice President of the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
He was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where donations can be sent in lieu of flowers to the secretary Anita Trujillo 6199 Zebina Rd., Wrens, Ga. 30833.