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Gary D. Burkham

October 10, 1964 –
 April 8, 2023


Gary D. Burkham passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the age of 58.

Gary was born on October 10, 1964 to William “Bill” and Dorothy Burkham in Dallas, TX. He and his former wife, Diane, raised two children together.

Gary worked his way through the HVAC Industry to become the proud owner of Burkham’s A/C & Heating where he was well-known for his talents in installing and maintaining HVAC systems. He was known for swapping trades and never turned down a job that was available.

While Gary left us far too soon, the impact he had on the kids he coached throughout his life will be felt for many years to come. Gary not only served as a Coach for the Farmers Branch Bombers Youth Football League, but he also spent several years serving as President of the Board as well. Many hours were spent on and off the field with kids who loved him so much as their Coach. His passion for coaching football has many of the kids saying he was one of their best coaches ever. He loved his time serving the community of kids who were a part of the Bomber Family.

Gary was also a Bowling enthusiast. He could spend every night of the week at the bowling alley if he had been given the chance. He started bowling at a young age and grew into an awesome Bowler. Gary had won various prizes such as money, bowling balls, trophies, plaques, etc. He bowled several 300-perfect games during his tenure of bowling. He was a member of the SASBA Senior Bowling Association and bowled in various leagues at JB Allen Bowl.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Burkham and granddaughter, Mia Abigail Reyes.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Burkham; his daughter Brandy Reyes and her husband Alex; his son Brandon Burkham and his wife Katrina; One sister Sherry Dodd; Two brothers, Robert Burkham and his wife Christina, and Michael Burkham and his wife Lisa; His grandchildren Peyton Reyes, Mason Burkham, Charli Burkham, Jordan Hudson and Chase Hudson; His best friend Melissa Blizzard; And many nieces and nephews.

Monday, April 17, 2023
11:00am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Service 12:00pm
Royal Haven Baptist Church
3700 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX
Graveside Service to follow
Little Elm Cemetery

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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