Gregory Austin Burge, age 57 of rural Waveland, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. His wife, children, and grandchildren were at his side as he started his journey home.
Greg was born in Crawfordsville, IN on August 6, 1957. He was the son of the late Beverly Jo Clore and Harold E. Burge. He grew up in Mellott and was a graduate from Fountain Central High School in 1977 where he played a season of varsity football. Upon his graduation he entered the Marine Corps for one tour. On August 21, 1988 he married Angela L. Harvey and she survives.
Greg worked construction early on after leaving the service. He then worked at Raybestos and then his present job at Proformance Master Coil in Crawfordsville. Greg loved to fish and make handcrafted knives and swords. He enjoyed country life and his animals. But most of all he loved his children and grandchildren, spending time with them, and watching over them. At one time he was an active member of the American Indian Council at Lebanon, IN.
He leaves behind his wife, Angie, 3 daughters, April D. Yeary (Chris Hayes) of Crawfordsville, IN, Amy L. Yeary of Alamo, IN, Meagan G. (Burge) Newkirk (Darrel) of Crawfordsville, IN and 1 son, Samuel A. Burge of Waveland, IN; 1 brother, Gene Burge of Mellott, IN; 1 sister, Pam Thomas of Veedersburg, IN; 1 half-sister, Michelle Burge of Knoxville, TN; 1 half-brother, Mark Burge of Hollywood, CA; 7 grandchildren, Travis Yeary, Sierra Cummins and Destiny Cummins of Alamo, IN, Robert Yeary, Rebekah Hayes, Christopher Hayes, and Marlee Jensen all of Crawfordsville, IN; close friends, James Yeary, Robert Melvin, Dan Surface, and Terry Riggs; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly Clore and Harold Burge, and grandparents, Georgia and Austin Clore.
Visitation will be at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg, IN on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be there on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that friends attend in casual attire. Interment will follow at Wolf Creek Cemetery with full military honors.