TERRE HAUTE —
Arthur William Burke, 77, of Terre Haute, passed away in Union Hospital at 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was born on Dec. 2, 1935, to Arthur William Burke Sr. and Treva Lucille (Thompson) Burke. Arthur retired from the United States Post Office as a clerk after 33 years of service. He was an associate member of Voiture 21- 40 and 8, a lifetime member of Marine Corps League, and he also held membership in the Eagles and American Legion 346. Arthur was a gentle and kind man. He was a good stepfather, and he could fix anything.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Joseph Burke; sister, Linda McVey; stepson, Steven Staley; and stepdaughter, Tonya Morris. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Reta (Snyder) Burke; son, John Burke and his fiancé Cindy; daughter, Jill Meyers; brother, Maurice Burke; sisters, Ruth Hallett-Anderson and Joyce Isle; special grandsons, Jeramy Burke and Harley Staley; stepchildren, Adrienne Davies and her husband Dwight, Nick Staley and his wife Valena, and Byron Staley; several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and special friend, Sharon Higginbotham.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Callahan-DeBaun Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pastor David Brown will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Online condolences can be made at: www.callahanfuneralhome.com