Steven (Bo) Burkhalter of Bryan, Texas passed away on, August 22, 2017. Bo was the epitome of a TRUE Christian man; a lifetime member of the Central Church of Christ and Austin Colony Church of Christ. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge #300 of Kurten Texas, where he was the past Master in 1978. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, ride/train mules and horses and raise cattle. Any second left in the day was spent teaching his grandkids the cowboy way of life and spoiling them rotten. Bo was a welder/pipe fitter by trade and spent the remainder of his life doing selfless work for the community and donating his skills to charity, friends and family.
Bo is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Beth Burkhalter, three daughters and their spouses Stephanie Ford (L.A. ‘Trey’); Courtney Freeman (Mike) and Ashley Brunson (Matt). His beloved grandchildren Jaci Brown, Foster Brunson, Jaxsen Brown, Caden Freeman, Faith Freeman, Matthew Burkhalter (Burk) Brunson and Landri Ford. Brother Searcy Bond, Sisters Deedie Burkhalter Slaydon, Carolyn Burkhalter Ashmore, and Ann Bond Nichols. Sisters in law Paula Burkhalter and Marianna Bond along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Olga Hudetts Burkhalter, father Louis Burkhalter, stepmother Georgia Bond Burkhalter, brother Morris Gene Burkhalter, George Bond, and Tom Bond. In laws JC and Mary Templeton.
The family extends special thanks to Marcel Lechin, M.D. for all his perseverance, dedication and love to dad’s care and research. The amazingly compassionate nursing staff at Hospice Brazos Valley. Frank’s Country Store coffee crew and lifelong friends for your help and support this past year.
Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 5 until 7 pm Thursday, August 24, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 10 am Friday, August 25, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center with interment following at Steepholllow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice Brazos Valley, Austin Colony Church of Christ or a charity of your choice.