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Charles Franklin Burkhalter

May 3, 1935 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 86)


Charles Franklin Burkhalter, 86, of Baytown, Tx passed away on March 25, 2022.  He was born on May 3, 1935, in Center, Texas to the late Travis and Dora Mae (Halstead) Burkhalter.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Asbury Chapel Cemetery.

Charles was born and raised in Center, Texas.  After graduating from high school, he went on to the University of Houston.  He married his wife, Elsie, around 1960.  They had one daughter, Sondra Kay.  He worked for years and eventually retired from Houston Natural Gas Odorizing Inc.  Charles enjoyed listening to gospel music and reading the word.  Charles loved to write poetry and was very good at it.  He even had some of his work published.  Charles “Brud” loved his family.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Glimpses of God

By: Charles Burkhalter


No man has seen the Father’s face

And while I know tis true

Yet in the works of Thine own hands

I’ve had glimpses, God, of you


I’ve seen You in my father’s work worn hands

That earned our bread each day

I’ve seen You in my mother’s eyes

As she soothed our hurts away


I’ve seen You in the mountains

That soar above the sea

A picture of Thy strength

And Thy eternity


I saw a snow white egret

Silently suspended in heaven’s blue

In this symbol of height and purity

I caught a glimpse of You

I’ve seen Thee in the winds that roar

And churn an angry sea

And yet flow gently into a stream

When they are calmed by Thee


Glimpses here I’ve only had

Yet in Thine own time and place

I’ll behold Thee in Thy Glory full

And see Thee face to face

Charles is survived by his brothers, Dennis Ward Burkhalter and wife, Virginia Ann, Darrell Travis Burkhalter, Donald Eugene Burkhalter and wife, Teresa, Danny Michael Burkhalter and wife, Linda, and Corey Dwayne Burkhalter and wife, Tina; sister, Judy Ann Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Cassie Lindsey, Kayla Lindsey, and Boppie Lindsey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Travis Franklin and Dora Mae Burkhalter; wife, Elsie Burkhalter; daughter, Sondra Kay Lindsey; grandsons, Josh Lindsey and Chad Lindsey; brothers, James Aaron Burkhalter and Ronald Gilbert Burkhalter; and sister, Brenda Lynn Buckner.

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Graveside Service
April 1, 2022

2:00 PM
Asbury Cemetery
Center, TX 75935

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