William Carl Burke, III

June 5, 1993 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 30) 30 Years Old

William Burke, III Obituary

Sumter, SC… William Carl Burke, III, age 30, beloved husband of MaryAnn Melissa Wilson Burke, died on Monday, January 1, 2024, at his residence after a battle with stage 4 kidney cancer. 

Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of William Carl Burke, Jr., and the late Laura Lee Saunders-Burke. Billy, affectionately known as Boog, loved music, especially Steve Miller Band, and was an avid Baltimore Ravens fan. He loved making people laugh and seeing the ones he loved smile. He attended Christ Community Church with his family. Billy was a very dedicated family man and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, grandson, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his two sons, William Aksle Burke, and Joseph Gage Burke; his daughter, Lillian Adera Wilson; his maternal grandmother Rebecca Saunders, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Melton T. Saunders, his paternal grandparents William Carl Burke Sr. and Iva Burke Mann, and his aunt Dawn Victoria Brooks. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 5:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. 

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 4:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Bullock Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to help with family needs and medical costs associated with his medical care/treatment which may be made to Bullock Funeral Home. 

An additional service will be held in Westminster, MD at Hilltop Assembly of God on January 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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January 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Celebration of Life Service
January 6, 2024

5:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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