Paul W. Burk, 55, of Orange, passed away at his home surrounded by his family, Wednesday, May 4. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Port Arthur, Oct. 6, 1960, he was the son of Billy E. Burk and Dorothy Burk Browning. He was an auto glass installer and glazier for many years. Paul enjoyed fishing, gardening and sitting outside and enjoying nature. He really enjoyed growing his cucumbers and sharing them with friends and family. He loved his granddaughter, Shalyn with all of his heart and she was the apple of his eye.

He is preceded in death by his father, Billy E. Burk; step father, Grover Browning; daughter, Sommer MiChelé Burk; sister, Billie Ruth Magee; niece, Wendy Fontaine and nephew, Travis Daigle; mother-in-law, Martha Benoit and brother-in-law, Mark Benoit.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Teresa Kay Benoit Burk of Orange; daughter, Shelley Bagley of Orange; granddaughter, Shalyn Bagley; sister, Kathy Young Galbreath and brother-in-law, Sam Galbreath; mother, Dorothy Browning; father-in-law, Loveless “Blackie” Benoit; sister-in-law, Yvonne Fisher and husband, David; sister-in-law, Gera Ochsner; brother-in-law, Matt Benoit and wife, Jeanne and sister-in-law, Barbara Brown Benoit and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in Paul’s name to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.