William Henry Burke

By April 25, 2014 Obituaries


William Henry Burke,  64 of Goose Creek died on Friday.  He is the husband of Lynn Burke.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and also worked as an electronics technician for the United States Navy.  Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.


  • Paul Viering says:

    My prayers are with the family of my former shipmate in this time of sadness.

  • Nick Nichols says:

    To Lynn and Family,

    On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Bill will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin” and a great Patriot.

    ETCS(SS) William Henry Burke
    US Navy Retired
    Now on Eternal Patrol
    Sailor Rest Your Oar
    Your Shipmates Have The Watch

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

    Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
    Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain

  • Glenn Little says:

    Bill was a great shipmate and friend. My prayers go out to his family in this time of sadness.

  • CArl Chinn says:

    Rest your oar shipmate. Condolences and prayers to the family. Bill was a good friend and we had some good times while serving together.

  • John Helton says:

    We never met but Bill always had great things to say about you when I worked for him at FBMSTC. I wish Gods peace for you and the family.
    John Helton

  • Chaplain Ray Fritz says:

    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer our most sincere condolences and sympathy to Lynn and all of Senior Chief Burke’s family and friends in this time of sorrow and grief. I pray that God will bless you with peace, comfort, and the healing of your broken hearts. We are especially thankful for Bill’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during the Cold War. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” we say … “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.”

    So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll
    Of our departed shipmates still on patrol.
    Let them know that we who survive
    Will always keep their memories alive.

    Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
    Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
    May peace their mission ever be!
    Protect each one, we ask of Thee.
    Bless those at home who wait and pray
    For their return by night and day.

    William ‘Bill’ Henry Burke, ETCS(SS), US Navy Retired, Now on Eternal Patrol.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
    His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

    Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.