Alcus Burke • May 5, 2022

Alcus Burke was born December 16, 1923 and passed away on May 5, 2022.

He grew up in the great depression and times were tough. Alcus worked for the CCC of Alabama where he worked on many projects including those at Cheaha State Park.  

Alcus joined the Army in 1943 both to help our country and to help his parents escape poverty. He served as Private First Class Battery A Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. He served 1943-1946 and received the following medals: World War II  American Campaign,  European African Middle Eastern Campaign, Efficiency Honor Fidelty,  Submachine Gun, and Rifle. He was injured in the war and to this day has metal in his head.  He never received a purple heart but the family applied 6 months ago.  The family is still waiting to receive it.

After the war, Alcus worked with Green Motor Company, Pensacola Chrysler Plymouth, and was an impeccable mechanic. In 1980 he opened his own company, Burke’s Machine Shop.

Alcus wedded Helen Byrd Burke on May 29,1944. Together they raised four children. He was always helping his extended family and friends with any needs they had. Their home was open to any family members many of whom lived with them at different times throughout their life together and was a long time member of Warrington Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by his wife Helen Burke; son, Larry Alcus Burke; parents, Tomas Daniel and Ida Burke; and brother, Aaron Burke. 

Survived by his son, Wayne Burke; daughters, Carole Jernigan (Ken) and Cheryl Hoard (Rusty); nine very special grandchildren, Mark Burke, Timothy Burke, Teresa Mclellan, Michelle Burke, Larry Burke, Trezza Burke, Lauri Wilson, Justin Hoard and Katie Toole. Also 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his beloved sister,

Estelle Francis.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, May 9th, 2022 from 11am until the service begins at 12pm.




  1. Cindy lashley says:

    My heart goes out to the family I’m so very sorry he was a great person always with nice friendly and smiling he will definitely be missed by all

  2. John Bracken says:

    I have known Alcus since 1956 when I started to work at Green Motor Co.,
    Alcus has always been a man of his word with high
    Integrity and nice to do business with in the automotive
    John Bracken

  3. Marilyn (Redmon) Brantley says:

    Dear family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I attended church with him and your mother in late 40’s at the Brownsville Church of Christ. They were very dear friends.

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