Gary A. Burks passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020, in Amarillo, Texas.
Gary was born in Amarillo, Texas on August 20, 1956, to Willis Burks and Alvertus Jefferson. He was a well-educated businessman most of his life. He was in a long-term relationship with Stephanie Motley, which he called his wife; he helped raise Shauna Lea. Gary had a passion for helping others, riding motorcycle spending time with family and friends, going fishing with his fishing partner he called his grandson, Noel.
He had an overwhelming passion for animals and would feed the homeless animals. He was well known for his zest for life and for his kind and compassionate heart.
He would always help anyone with children in need!
He was preceded in death by his father: Willis, his mother: Albertus, brothers: Forest Wayne, Homer Young (Bubba), and sisters: Carla and Luis
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Motley and daughter, Shauna Lea,
His daughters: Shannon and Son, Gary Jr., his brothers: Jay Jefferson, William Burks and also, Doug Crow who he considered a son .Gary had so many friends, some he called family, although they weren't blood. He has several cousins, nieces, and nephews and grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on December 5, 2020, at Llano Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday flowers may be sent to Golden Gate Mortuary and donations may be sent to any animal rescue shelter organization in Amarillo.
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