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Rena Burke

July 20, 1943 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 76)


Rena Sue Garner Burke, 76, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was a member of Taft Highway Church of Christ. She was voted Miss Hixson in 1961 and was very active with the “Girls of 61” class of Hixson High School. Rena was known for her humor and athletic ability. Rena retired from DuPont after 15 years of service. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Douglas Burke and parents, Oliver and Lucille Garner and brother, Ronald Garner.

Survivors are her husband of 57 years and sweetheart since age 11, Joseph P. Burke; sons, Michael Burke and Patrick Burke; siblings, Linda Smith (George), Carl Garner (Debbie) and Milton Garner; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clint Henley, Minister Darrell Wyke and Minister David Wyke officiating. Entombment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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January 31, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

February 1, 2020

1:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


Hamilton Memorial Gardens
5401 Highway 153
Hixson, TN 34343

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