James Richard Burks passed away in a Dallas hospital March 25, 2011.
Funeral services were held March 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Kaufman, with interment following in Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola.
He was born in Royse City July 19, 1946, to William and Virginia Cookston Burks. He was raised in Royse City and graduated from Royse City High School. He moved to Kaufman and was the Texaco distributor for 28 years. He later worked for John Deere in Ennis for 11 years.
On Jan. 31, 2004, he married Patricia Ann Spencer in Waxahachie.
Survivors include his wife, Trish Burks of Trinidad; sons, Richie Burks of Kaufman, C.J. Hines of Mabank and Kyle Hines of Seven Points; mother, Virginia Flo Burks of Royse City; brothers, Jerry Burks of Union Valley, William Ray Burks of Rockwall and Carol Burks of Austin; sister, Susie Hass of Terrell; five grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.
Published on  March 28, 2011