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TIFFIN — Christopher R. Burks, 50, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, as a result of a car accident.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1968, in Upper Sandusky to Robert Burks and Pamela Beeler (John) Dunlap. On March 19, 1988, he married Deeann Schriner.
Chris is survived by his wife, Deeann Burks, Tiffin; four daughters, Shelbi, Sessile, Shayna and Savanna, all of Tiffin; two grandchildren, Xaiden and Bralyn; brothers, Steve (Carolyn) Burks, San Bernita, Texas; Ryan (Lisa) Burks, Upper Sandusky; Cale (Arlene) Dunlap, Denver, Colorado; and Scott (Sharon) Dunlap, Maple Heights; a sister, Tammy (Steve) Kiel, Wayne; mother, Pam (John) Dunlap, Tiffin; grandmothers, Marjorie Beeler and Carol Burks; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Burks; and grandfathers, W. Ross Beeler and Donald Burks.
Chris graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1987, where he was a wrestler and member of the F.F.A. and from Terra Technical College with degrees in welding and welding inspection.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years, serving in Fort Riley, Kansas Infantry. He owned his own home improvement business, Burks Honey Do Home Improvement, worked at Kroger, TSC, other businesses in the area and, for the past six years, was a welder at Webster Mfg. and continued to do home improvements.
Chris loved his family and his two grandchildren. He would often come home from second shift and rock one or both of the babies while they would watch hunting shows to the wee hours. Chris’ legacy is left in the character of his four daughters and in the hearts of everyone who knew him. He had his girl’s names on a tattoo. Several people stated that he was the most honest and hard working person they ever met.
His funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Baptist Church, 419 Coe St., Tiffin, with Pastor Jesse Caro officiating. He will be cremated as per his wishes. Military honors will be conducted by the United Veterans Council at the church. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to his children for their education.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.


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