Clarence Burke, 82, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence Houchins and Rachel Burke.

Mr. Burke served in the U.S. Army and retired from the City of Statesville Electric Department. He was a member of Monticello Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Burke; sons, Jerry Burke (Connie) and Ricky Burke (Jeannie); stepdaughter, Cathy Mitchell (Jody); stepson, and Roger Miller; along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Monticello Baptist Church on Taylorsville Highway with Rev. Glenn Dancy and Rev. William Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

The family appreciates the loving care given by Amanda from Home Instead and the staff at Gordon Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monticello Baptist Church, 3603 Taylorsville Highway, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burke family.

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