Jack Harold Burch, age 92, of Locust, died July 24, 2018. Born February 3, 1926 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Julius Jasper Burch and Emma Fowler Burch. He attended Bain High School and North Carolina State University. Mr. Burch joined the Army Air Corp in December 1943 and served during World War II as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 with the 15th Air Force, 99th Bombardment Group. He flew combat missions out of Foggia Italy to destroy strategic military sites south of Berlin.
Mr. Burch worked for Southern Bell (later known as AT&T) as a switchman and retired in 1981 after 35 years of dedicated service. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed bowling – wining several senior tournaments in Charlotte and the state after the age of 70. Mr. Burch also enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and camping.
The family will receive friends 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday at McEwen Funeral Service – Mint Hill Chapel. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Monday at Sunset Memory Gardens.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Burch was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Coates Burch; and son, Julius Wayne Burch. Survivors include daughters, Cindy (Herman) Starnes and Terrie Burch; and grandchildren, Christie (Marc) Cornett, Vicki (Marcus) Toomey, Tracey (Mark) Northan, Debbie Basket and Alan Burch; and numerous great grandchildren.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service – Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227 (704-545-4864). Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com