Funeral services for Mickle Ray “Mike” Burger, 73, of Tulsa, OK, were held Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Chapel in Sperry, OK. Phillip Johnson officiated, and burial was in Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery in Sand Springs, OK. Casket bearers were Bob Lowery, John Walker, Anthony Castleberry, Daniel Castleberry, Sean McClure, and Curtis Lyons. Honorary Casket bearers were Wayne Gregory, Garry McBride, Royce Cooper, and Dan Cooper.
Mike was born November 25, 1948, in Tulsa, OK, to Mike Raymond Burger and Jo Doris Tollison. He passed away February 9, 2022, in Tulsa, OK.
Mike was born and raised in the Tulsa area. He was a Vietnam veteran and served in the US Navy for six years as an Aviation Machinist and Aircraft Mechanic. Mike received many awards for his service, including the Unit Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Medals, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. After serving in the military, Mike went on to become the Chief Engineer for Rainbo Bakery and held that position for decades. He was also an ordained minister for many years. Mike enjoyed going fishing, playing the guitar, spending time with his family, and going on long rides. He spent a majority of his life in church and his faith was very important to him.
He is survived by his mother, Jo Tollison; daughter, Michelle Castleberry; grandchildren, Alicia McClure and husband, Sean, Cassie Walker and husband, John, Anthony Castleberry and wife, Olivia, and Tiffany Castleberry; great-grandchildren, Olivia McClure, Logan McClure, Carter McClure, Wyatt Walker and Levi Walker; brother, Wayne Gregory; sister, Sheilah Osburn; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Irene Burger; son, Mickle Ray Burger, Jr.; father, Mike Raymond Burger.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.