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Byron Lee Burkhammer

Tyler, Texas

Feb 27, 1966 – May 13, 2020 (Age 54)


February 27, 1966
May 13, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Byron Lee Burkhammer, 54 of Tyler, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 13, 2020 at 12:10 AM.  Byron was born in Austin, Texas on February 27, 1966.  Five days later, he became the son of Billy L. and JoAnne Hodnett Burkhammer of Tyler.

Byron was an exceptional child, testing in the 98 percentile in reading and reading comprehension in the U. S.  He spent his younger years in Temple and Warren before moving to Tyler.  He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1984.  He was a people's person and as such, had many friends, never forgetting a name.  He was a member of the debate team and drama club.  Byron attended Tyler Junior College graduating with a degree in Respiratory Therapy.  Over the course of his career as an R. T. he was employed by Children's Hospital of Dallas, Memorial Hospital of Arlington and Health South of Tyler.  Byron accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of six.  He and his parents are members of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. 

Byron is survived by his parents; sister, Karyn and her husband Richard of Arlington and five uncles and their families.  Byron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hoyce and Verta B. Hodnett of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Lee and Nettie Burkhammer of Paragould, Arkansas. 

Due to the Corona virus epidemic, no public services will be scheduled. A Celebration of Life will always be ongoing.  Byron was a special blessing from God.  His parents wish to thank all who attempted to save his life.  A special thanks to The Hospice of East Texas for the devoted effort to make Byron's end days as comfortable as possible.

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My condolences to Byrons friends and family. I worked with Byron at Stewart Regional Blood Center when I was in college.

I just found out today that you had left us, Byron ....and it made my heart sad. In the short time we spent together, there were many laughs as well as deep discussions and even a few tears here and there. Each time we got together was an adventure ....I learned a lot from you, Byron will hold a special place in my heart.
I'll hold you close in memory ....forever in my heart.
Love you, dear friend~

JoAnn & Bill your family is in our thoughts and prayers,

With deepest sympathy and condolences,and deepest regards, Dianna & Ron Biggs

Mr. And Mrs. Burkhammer and Karyn I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet son and brother. I know there aren't words to make this any easier so just please know I am praying for you. I have such fond memories of time spent with your family and he was always right there with that big smile and happy heart. He was a great man and will be missed by all that he knew and loved. Prayers for you all. Love, Laura

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

I'll always remember Byron as the cute little boy in the first grade at Clarkston. My children knew him, and he was always very friendly. I pray for God's comfort and peace for you all, JoAnne, Bill, and Karyn.

I thought a lot of him.