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Steve Burke

September 12, 1954 October 19, 2018
Steve Burke
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Obituary for Steve Burke
Canton – E. Steve Burke, 64, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 19, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Earl and Carnelia Mackey Burke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diana Burke. Steve was a United States Army veteran and retired in 2014 as custodian for North Canton Elementary School with 30 years of service. He loved to go fishing, camping and spending time with his grandkids. Steve loved his sweet wife and family dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Burke; three daughters, Brandy Herndon (Ray), Chasity Hall (Stephen) and Tiffany Woody (Aaron); four sons, Scott Burke (Jennifer), Eric Jones (Tracy), Justin Saunders (Shasta) and Chris York (Melissa); one sister, Vickki Burke (Pat); a nephew, Thomas Laws (Tracy); special friend Tonda Ventura; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Chip Plemmons officiating. Burial will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

The care of Mr. Burke has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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6:00 PM 10/22/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/22/2018 8:00:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716

Wells Funeral Home - Canton
3715 Asheville Highway Canton 28716 NC
United States





11:00 AM 10/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy
Canton, NC 28716

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home
3715 Asheville Hwy Canton 28716 NC
United States

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Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Clyde Final Resting Place

Old Clyde Road
Clyde, NC 28721

Old Clyde Road Clyde 28721 NC
United States

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