Born Jan. 31, 1928, in Batesville, Ark., son of the late King and Zella Burge, he was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran and a general contractor.
Survivors include one son, Edward Burge and wife, Heather, of Portageville, Mo.; two daughters, Linda Garcia, of Bakersville, Calif., and Yvonne Burge, of Tupelo, Miss.; one brother, James Burge, of Los Angeles, Calif., one grandson and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Walker Burge.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 4, at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo., with James Powell officiating.
Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.