Gary D. "Buck" Burge
Gary D. “Buck” Burge, 65, of Springfield, died at 1:49 pm, Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He was born April 8, 1950 in Springfield, to Virgil and Mildred DeCroix Burge, and they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Virgil “Dean” Burge. He married Paula Beaghan on July 15, 1967, and she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Dawn Combs of Springfield; son, Jeff (Gail) Burge of Riverton; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Kay (Mark) Marada of Springfield, Donna Burge of Springfield, and Lynda (Carroll) Moss of Tallula; one brother, Ronnie (Mary Ann) Burge of Riverton; one sister-in-law, Jan Burge of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog, Jewels.
Gary was the owner of PBR Lounge and a truck driver for Lascody Trucking for 20 years. He was a former Secretary and Charter member of Riverton Eagles Club 4361 and a member of the Springfield Croppie Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR and the Bears. He was of the Presbyterian Faith.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Monday, January 25, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Gifford officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.