Burke Greider Mordy passed away peacefully after a sudden illness on Aug. 10, 2018 in Ardmore.  Burke was born as an only child in El Reno  on April 8, 1930, to Evelyn Burke Mordy and Glenn Greider Mordy.  He graduated from El Reno High School as valedictorian where he played football and basketball. Burke was chosen for Boys State where he made lifelong friends. Burke attended the University of Oklahoma where he met and married Dana Champion Mordy on Aug. 8, 1953.  They enjoyed 65 beautiful years of marriage.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law while working through school as the first employee of Harold Powell at Harold’s Men’s Apparel on Campus Corner in Norman Oklahoma. Burke was a proud member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, serving as President of his beloved fraternity.  After graduation, he was offered a job with Shell Oil Corporation in Tulsa, in the legal department until 1956 when he was activated for duty as a Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force. He served in Lake Charles, La. and Fairbanks, Alaska, which was quite an adventure for Dana and their young son Mike.  Shell Oil Co. reserved his position with full salary until he completed his air force duty. He remained in the United State Air Force Reserves and was retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. Burke and Dana moved to Ardmore, in 1959 where he was hired as assistant county attorney.  He then served as the first district attorney in Carter County after the position was established by the Oklahoma state Legislature.  This began an incredible and highly respected legal career throughout Oklahoma serving his clients and treating individuals the same as corporate clients and most importantly the way he would want to be treated. He was admitted to practice before the US District Court, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Fifth & Tenth United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Burke was elected to the Oklahoma Legislature from 1967-1971. When he was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Burke served as the Chief Counsel of the House Investigating Committee as the Prosecuting attorney during the impeachment trial of Oklahoma Supreme Court Justices NB Johnson in 1965. His abundant life was reflected by his beloved Family and many friends. Burke was a 60-year member of St Philip’s Episcopal Church serving as a lay reader where he preceded each reading with his insight on the Lord’s word.  Burke was a great fan of OU Football and the New York Yankees. He treasured friendships on the tennis court, at poker games, where he was known as Square Deal, and from his childhood in Pampa, Texas, and El Reno, his college years, and his legal career. He was an avid reader of hardbound books only, a great story teller and recited poetry from memory of his favorite Rudyard Kipling’s, Gunga Din, and Paul Rever poems.  Burke and Dana traveled throughout the world and especially enjoyed Skibo Castle in Ireland and their dorie adventure floating down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.  
Burke was selfless, encouraging, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend.  Burke loved and treasured his Ardmore community and his great life.  
He is survived by his wife Dana, his sons, Mike and wife Christy and their children, Nataly Mordy, Chase Mordy and his wife Jill and great granddaughter Liv and his son David and wife Tracie and their daughter Caroline Mordy.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 14th at 516 McLish Ave SW, Ardmore. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St Philip’s Episcopal Church Ardmore, or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.