Gary Wayne Burch
April 19, 1949 – August 12, 2021
The Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® expresses sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Gary Wayne Burch of Satsuma (Hermits Cove), who passed away August 12 at his residence of lung cancer. Mr. Burch, 72, was a licensed mortgage broker and REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Inc. REALTORS® in Palatka for 35 years.
Born into a family of REALTORS®, Mr. Burch got his start in the late 1970s in the firm James A. Burch Real Estate, which was owned and named for his father and located the Arlington area. Later he moved to Putnam County where he worked in Palatka for Realty World under the broker John Settle. After Realty World was purchased by Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Inc. in 1986, he continued under the new management for the rest of his career. Mr. Burch became a member of NEFAR in 1998.
He is survived by his longtime significant other, Pamela Small of Satsuma, and his older brother, James A. Burch Jr., of Tennessee, who formerly worked as a REALTOR® and appraiser in Duval County, and his younger brother, Robert Lee Burch of Jacksonville. A private service is planned for a later date.