Charles Burney

Obituary of Charles Thomas Burney

Charles Thomas Burney, affectionately known as Charlie, Daddy, Pops and Papa finished his race here on earth running into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, October 22, 2019 at age 67.


Charlie was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on July 19, 1952.  He worked many years for Shell Oil and Lyondell Bassell. He devoted his entire life as a loving husband, father, papa, son, brother and uncle.


Over the years, he coached his kids and numerous others in baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball. He enjoyed time with his family anywhere that took him: boating, golfing, beaching, camping, snow skiing, hunting, fishing, attending Astros and Texans games, games of catch and baseball in the front yard, ping pong in the living room, or roasting s’mores over a fire at the land. Over the last few years, he was usually wearing a tool belt while building their retirement home.  You might also find him picking his guitar and singing to his bride. He loved deeply, he was gentle but so strong. If you ask his kids, he could do anything.


Most of all he was a man of God, strong in his faith and knew that “God had him and he would be okay”. Charlie spent his last days professing God’s love, and asking each visitor and caller to be sure God was first in their life.  He spoke of Jesus’s sacrifice, and how important it is that we ask him into our hearts.  In his final moments, Charlie was looking forward to being with his savior, and one day being with all he knew for eternity. 


An outdoor service officiated by Steve Fisk will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  We will meet under the tabernacle at Oatmeal Cemetery, 136 CR 327A, Bertram, Texas.  A time of food and fellowship will follow nearby.


Left to cherish his memory are the “Love of his life”, Edith Burney; his son Jarrod Burney and wife, Tammy; daughter Laurie Easterling and husband, Chad; son Justin Burney and wife Jovanna; daughter Krystil Leonhardt and husband Jake; his 4 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, and expecting the arrival of 2 more grandsons, and many more family and friends.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Charlie’s memory to Snowdrop Foundation.


Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Oatmeal Cemetery
136 CR 327A
Bettram, Texas, United States
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