Bay City, Michigan
Joseph T. Burks was called home by his Lord on Friday, July 25, 2015 while at McLaren Bay Region Hospital at the age 68 years. He was born July 24, 1948 in Muskegon, Michigan. Joseph was a former member of Second Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing basketball and achieved the honor of All State in 1966, as he led the state in scoring. He also was a great baseball player where he was recognized by a professional league team. Joseph was an avid artist that enjoyed cars. He produced music as well. Surviving is his mother, LaVern J. (Cornwell) Burks, three sisters, Essiline Pickette, Martha Burks, Florice Williams, two brothers; Albert (Kathryn) Burks, Frederick (Michelle) Burks, step-son, Jimmy Brown and family, special friend, Jewery Curry and her family several uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal service will take place Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.