Jeffrey Layne Burkhart

December 12, 1958 - March 1, 2023
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Jeffrey Layne Burkhart was born in Gainesville, Texas on December 12, 1958.  The cowboy took his last ride to be with our Lord on Tuesday March 1, 2023. Jeff was raised in North Richland Hills but he was a country cowboy at heart.  He loved his family and anything that had to do with animals. Continue Reading

Danielle Mauricio left a message on March 6, 2023:
Danielle Mauricio left a message on March 6, 2023:
I met Jeffrey in 1989 through a mutual friend of ours. I had never met a “real” cowboy before. I had only met a few who seemed to just “dress the part”. I took a liking to Jeffrey right from the start. He told me some jokes and a few funny stories. He played a guitar and tried to sing along to it. I couldn’t remember the last time I had laughed so hard. He said he’d been working on a poem that he started writing the night before and asked if we wanted to hear it. We said yes as I thought to myself, real cowboys don’t write poetry. The poem was about a cowboy out on the trail thinking about life, love and where he fit in to all of it. He wrote of the stars in the night sky, the way the air felt and smelled right before the rain came. He described the wind and the baying of the wolves and coyotes. I closed my eyes and I too could feel and hear and smell those things. When he finished I realized that I had been crying. What an amazing poem. I asked if he had written any more and he replied, “are you kidding me?” He came back with about 10 notebooks just full of them. He read a couple more and then it was time for us to go. I told him that if we ever crossed paths again I’d like to hear more. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of hearing more of them than I could count. I feel blessed just to have known him. Jeffrey was a true cowboy and an amazing gift from God. He touched the lives of everyone he knew and he will be greatly missed. To Jeffrey’s family, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers and may you find comfort in knowing that Jeffrey is at peace and at home with the Lord.
Ryan Burkhart left a message on March 3, 2023:
Well you saddled up your horse and made your way to Heaven! With the last goodbye the hardest one to say! Tip of your hat and off you go! We didn’t get to say goodbye the way we wanted but God timing doesn’t always work that way! So sudden your departure and yet so many left in tears and heartache! I guess grandma and grandpa truly needed you more then we did! Ride well into Heaven dad we love you and know you’ll make a hand! Thank you for so many life lessons! Until we meet again ride we’ll and straight in that saddle! Love you!
Dixie Dixon-Reese left a message on March 3, 2023:
My dear cousin, Jeff. I'm so honored to have had you as family. You were always so kind and caring to me. I will never forget that! Please tell my Addi Joy and my sweet daddy hi for me. Love you!
Michael and Pam Sampson-Nita’s Flowers left a message on March 3, 2023:
I know how sad the family must be, we are so sorry for your loss please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP cowboy.
Biggers Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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