Burke P. Lokey, Sr.
Burke Pittman Lokey, Sr., 93, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1996, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born July 27, 1925 in Quitman County, GA.
Burke grew up on a farm in Southwest Georgia. He served in the US Army during World War II as a combat engineer and demolition specialist, where he saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he attended Georgia Tech, graduating in 1950 as a mechanical engineer. His first job was as a civilian engineer with the US Navy working on the USS Forrestal. Most of his 40+ year career was in the paper and packaging industry with Westvaco and US Envelope, during which he obtained several patents. He enjoyed travel, genealogy, photography and photoshop, working Sudoku puzzles, and anything related to his computer. He was an active member of Peace Community Church for more than 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton and Dickie (Crozier) Lokey, his siblings, Benjamin, Richard, and Mary, along with his beloved first wife, Dorothy Bullington Lokey, and their infant daughter, Loring Elizabeth Lokey.
He is survived by his cherished second wife, Marjorie Cox Kilian of Fort Myers; his children, Burke Pittman Lokey, Jr. (Patricia) of Santa Fe, NM and Mary L. Holliday (Joseph) of Marietta, GA; his three grandchildren, Burke Lokey, III, Keith Lokey, and Michelle Holliday; along with two great grandchildren, Ryan and Evan Lokey. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Mrs. Polly Lokey and Mrs. Daisy Ebner along with numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday February 23, 2019 at Peace Community Church, 17671 Pine Ridge Rd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 with Reverends RC and Gail Fleeman officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Georgetown, GA.
Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers for the memory of Burke Pittman Lokey Sr. are suggested to Peace Community Church, PO Box 60958, Fort Myers, FL 33906; and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.