Claude T. Kuroki, 81 of Borger died Thursday, November 9th in Borger. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 29 at Minton Memorial Chapel.
Claude was born April 4, 1936 in Borger to Jimmy and Sada (Yoshida) Kuroki. He was very proud to serve his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Linda Wilson Savage November 1, 1980 in Borger. He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers. He was a founding member of the Hutchinson County Crisis Center and served on multiple boards that included The United Way and Salvation Army. He served multiple terms as President of the Phillips Country Club, the Borger Men's Bowling Association and was a member of the Borger Elks Lodge. At the age of 60, Claude was the city champ of both men's bowling league and the Borger Golf Association.
Claude retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. in 2002 where he served as the Panhandle Facilities Manager since the opening of the new Phillips building in 1985.
Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Sada.
Surviving Claude is his wife, Linda of Borger; daughters, Mishelle Burks and husband Brad, of Denton, Texas and Julie Carradine and husband, Jay of Lake Dallas, Texas; brother, Gary and wife Michele of Midwest City, Oklahoma; sister, Sharon Beckman and husband David of Santa Rosa, California; grandchildren, Zac Anderson, Matt Burks, Jake Hutson, Katie Burks, Ryan Burks and Richie Crawford, Nephew Kiel Kuroki of Midwest City, OK and Niece Kourtney Kuroki of Los Angeles, CA.
In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to the Borger Elks Lodge, #1581 P. O Box 1577, Borger, Texas, 79008 or the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 1046, Borger, Texas, 79008.
Linda, my heart hurts for you and the family. Please know that you guys are in our hearts and prayers. HuGGs my sweet friend.
Glenda and Rick Chester
Glenda ChesterAmarillo, UT
Linda and family. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Claude was a fine man. You are all in my prayers for peace, comfort, and rest. Blessings to you all.
David DacusBirfer, TX
Linda, Michele, Julie - My sincere condolences upon the death of Claudie. He
was such a fine gentleman and community worker. God Bless you all.
jerry yowsamarillo, TX
Linda and family- it was such a privilege to get to know Claude and to be allowed to take care of him. You will all be in our prayers. He sure was a bright spot in my day
Amy Foster Hall- Accolade HomecareBorger, TX
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss and our loss! I will always be sorry for not spending the time I should have with my work buddy, my bowling buddy, my friend, but I loved him none the less! He was the best person, co-worker and friend that I could have ever asked for! I love you both!
Sheri GarciaBorger, TX
Claude was such a great fellow. I met him through a friend, Norman Hawkins. When I worked at the hospital from 1997-2008, I saw him on a regular basis when he'd come in for lab work. I never saw him without a smile and a kind word. Praying for Linda and the family.
Mary Ivey Ward HowellFlorence, AZ
Dearest Aunt Linda, We pray for the Lord to guide you through this loss of Claude & comfort you & hold you, Claude was a amazing Man & will truly be missed Love & Prayers for all our family 👆💙
Marty & Rhonda WebbBorger, TX
Claude was such a good friend I will miss him dearly praying for you Linda and family
Georgia HughesBorger, TX
Claude was such a kind, thoughtful, generous man. Many wonderful memories of the 14 years we worked together. I am thankful for the opportunity to have known him and blessed to have had him as a friend. God bless you, Linda, and all of his family.
Annelle ReedAmarillo, TX
David and I were sorry to hear about Claude's passing. He was a great man, he was a gentleman with a great sense of humor that he enjoyed life. He will be missed by many. God Bless you and may Claude rest in in peace. David and Mary Sly
David SlyFritch, TX
Dear Linda, our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. He will be remembered.
Kathy and Phillip Smith
Kathy and Phillip SmithCHARLESTON, SC