Josiah Robert Burk, 22, of Mesa, Arizona returned home to his Heavenly Father on May 10th, 2023.
Josiah was born on July 9th, 2000, in Mesa, Arizona to Robert and Aubree (Fisher) Burk. He was the oldest of seven children. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a full-time mission during Covid, serving one year in Provo, UT before he was able to go to his assigned mission in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, West Africa). He pioneered the online Home MTC learning French. He was married on November 4th, 2022, and sealed in the Gilbert Arizona Temple December 10th, 2022, and loved attending the Temple on a regular basis. He attended and graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa, where he was active in football, track, wrestling, and choir. He was very skilled in repairing vehicles and was a tire technician in high school. He was a Certified Nurse Assistant and was planning to become a Registered Nurse. He loved working with patients and serving others. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting with his dad and brother. Children adored him and he loved playing with his siblings and cousins. He was influential to many and inspired them to be a better person.
He is preceded in death by his Grandpa, Dennis Ray Burk, his son Reuben Josiah Burk. He is survived by his wife Erielle (Hargrave) Burk, and her family Robert and Oterias, Her siblings Robert Jr, Alex, Whilma, and Cynara. His parents Robert and Aubree, siblings Sariah, Stenson, Rozina, Adalina, Catharina, and Eliza. Great Grandmother Doris (Read) Olney, Grandparents Betty (Perkins) Burk, Glenn Fisher, Sr & Sabra (Olney) several uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.