Wesley Burkhalter

Wesley Burkhalter, 74, of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, parents, loved ones, and Coach Tom Landry, on January 21, 2022, in Amarillo.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022, at San Jacinto Assembly of God Church (Burkhalter Hall), 400   N. Georgia, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Wesley was born on July 10, 1947, to the Reverend Joseph Eben and Elsie Faye Burkhalter, in Wellington, Texas.

Wesley loved sports and was a gifted baseball player.  He would watch any baseball game, no matter who was playing, but he had a special fondness for the Chicago Cubs.  He also loved the Dallas Cowboys, and he never missed a game.  He loved nothing more than to see his grandchildren at their recitals or sports activities.

If you knew Wesley, you loved him.  He had a gentle, kind, giving soul and a personality that was undeniably magnetic.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  He was blind, but now, he sees.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie Burkhalter.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Joe Wayne Burkhalter and wife Cathy; his son, Ryan Burkhalter and wife Amber; his daughter, Becca Collins and husband Charles; the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Hannah and Ian Burkhalter, Chance Bridges, and McKenzie DeFever; several nieces, nephews, and too many friends to name.


  1. Joe&Cathy Burkhalter

    Love you brother see you sometime. Joe

    My sweet brother in law
    See you sometime

  2. Delores Sasser Phelan

    A nephew just five years younger than myself, every memory of you that comes to mind, brings a smile.

  3. Susie & James Anderson

    Uncle Wesley was always smiling & never missed an opportunity to say how much he loved his grand nephews & niece. Rest In Peace, Uncle Wesley—- you will be missed!

  4. Sandy Miller Rorebeck

    My buddy Wesley. you will be greatly missed. I’m glad that I got to take care of you at both Ussery and also at Landmark. I loved your nickname for me, but I know where it came from. “Don” if you didn’t call me by my first name. I love you and I’ll miss you Wes. Till we meet again.

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