Edwin Dwight Burks, 66, of Statesville, N.C., passed away September 3, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born June 24, 1954, in Welch, W.Va., the son of Dorisia Green Burks and the late Edward Burks.

Dwight was an incredibly gifted musician who was able to play numerous instruments and in many different bands, including the Misty River band. He always enjoyed a good jam session. He had a passion for spending time in the outdoors while camping, fishing, and floating on the New River or fishing and crabbing in Georgia. In his spare time, he went to classic car shows and coached youth athletics. Most of all, Dwight loved his family and spending time with them.

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 44 wonderful years, Jackie Burks; two daughters, Amanda Perdue (Jon) and Paula Burks (Daniel); grandchildren, Dalton, Isabella, Kaley, Maleah, Natalyn, Lucas, Ean, Andrew, Riley, Brielle, Corbin, SJ and Grayson; brothers, David Burks (Margaret), Adrian Burks (Amye) and Eric Burks (Genet); special sister, Helen Marshall; extended musical family; and numerous other beloved family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Highway, Statesville, with Rev. Jeff Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brookwood Inn, 1505 E. Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625 or Iredell Veterans Transitional House.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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