James "Jimmy" Russell Burghardt


January 30, 1987 ~ March 21, 2022

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

James Russell (Jimmy) Burghardt, 35, passed away on March 21, 2022, following a 7 year battle with cancer. A private green burial will take place at Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park in Cedar Creek, Texas.

Jimmy was born in College Station, TX. He attended College Station schools and received a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in Industrial Distribution. Following graduation, he was employed by Air Gas and Air Liquide in Victoria and Houston, TX. His all-time favorite job was a broadening summer experience working with his “Uncle Bob” (deceased), an environmental consultant at the North Slope Borough in Alaska. Jimmy had a zest for life and nature that was shared by many friends and co-workers spanning school years through his adult working years.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Albert and Florence Burghardt, Eugene and Eva Lawrence, and uncle, Terry Burghardt.

He is survived by his parents Bob and Becky Burghardt, two brothers Richard and Tommy, Richard’s wife Ashley and their children Matheson and Dylan (who consider him the best uncle in the world). His parents would like to acknowledge Jimmy’s brothers, his cousin Rob Moreno, family friend Ethan Stovall, and “Texas family” cousins Lauren Moore and Kristen Fechhelm for their devoted caregiving and medical advocacy.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the team from Hospice Brazos Valley for their loving and compassionate care including Natalie, Jessica, Megan, Teresa, Jordan, Haley, Teri, Liz and Dr. Higginbotham and to the St. Joseph CCU nursing staff who provided in-hospital care including Brandon, Melissa, Marsia, Melinda and Andrew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jimmy’s name to Hospice Brazos Valley https://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org

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  1. I found a friend even if it was a small time we shared laughter and tears and you became my bro for life Rest In Peace

  2. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a child hurts. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending love and prayers.

  3. I pray that your hearts and minds will be filled with the good memories of Jimmy. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Becky and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about this.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort.

  5. Becky, I was so sorry to learn of your illness and passing. I remember well your kindness to my kids (Katherine and John David) when you were teaching in College Station, and my heart and prayers go out to you now.

  6. Dear Burghardt family, my heart is so sad for the loss of your son. May God give you strength and comfort to get through this difficult time in your life. The beautiful memories you have of him will always keep him close and bring you joy until the day you are reunited with him.

  7. Dear Burghardt family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He certainly fought the good fight, for a long time.
    I remember what a sweet young man Jimmy was, and he was always smiling.
    Prayers for God’s comfort during this most difficult time for your family.
    Wishing you love and prayers.
    Kim Montgomery, Ryan Farrell and Chris Farrell

  8. Dear Burghardt family,

    All of my love goes out to you during this difficult time. I’m blessed to have been able to reconnect with Jimmy and share in some of his life. I have never met a more genuine and caring soul and my heart aches daily as a part of it will always be with him. He will be forever loved and missed.

    Jordan Ward

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