“Amazon Bill” Burk slipped away this morning shortly after 2:00. His daughter, Lois Green, shares that, “It is just as he would have wanted, without any fuss or trauma. His tired old heart simply stopped beating in his sleep, and he woke up in Glory.”
Bill and Imogene had been visiting family in Everett, Wash. They were in the process of retiring after more than 59 years of ministry in Brazil. Lois said, “He spoke at our church here on Sunday morning, (his talk was titled “Missions, part 2” and can be heard on our website everettbiblechurch.org). He was so short of breath when he finished preaching that I took him to the ER.” He had pneumonia which complicated a long standing heart condition.
Please pray for strength and comfort for Imogene and their family. Lois shares, “Mom is with us and is thanking God that it was easy for him. Praise God for the life he gave this Ancient Mariner and Preacher of the Gospel!”
“Thank you all for reaching out to him and Mom and all the prayers of yesterday. God answered them according to His perfect sovereign will.”
Learn more about “Amazon Bill’s” legacy in this story first published in FGBC World in May 2007.