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William Richard Bourke

July 22, 1943 — February 11, 2024

Dewy Rose

William Richard Bourke

Mr. William Richard Bourke, age 80 of Motes Road in Dewy Rose, Ga., passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens. He was born on July 22, 1943 to the late Euclid and Henrietta Bourke in Manchester, NH. He was married to Geneiveve Soto Bourke. He served in the U.S. Airforce and was a retired Automotive mechanic. He was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Dawn Bourke and his son William Richard Bourke, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Geneiveve, his children, Michael A. Bourke (Dyane) of Comer. GA. and Lisa Royster (Darin) of Kankakee, IL, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren,  along with many nieces and nephews.

There are no services planned at this time. 

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Services have been entrusted to Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell.

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