LTC HOMER H. BURKETT To TAPS1955, 3/27/2017
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Homer Howard Burkett passed away Friday, March 5, 2010 in Northeast Methodist Hospital after a brief illness. He was born August 28, 1916 in Floresville, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Isaiah Burkett, the fifth of seven children. He is survived by his sister, Melba Stevens, of Floresville; sister-in-law, Pearl Burkett, of McCoy; son, Mike Burkett and his wife Judy, of Cypress, Texas. Grandson Howard Burkett of Austin, and granddaughter Susan Treat and her husband Troy, of Cypress, Texas; and Great-Granddaughter Kathryn Treat of Cypress, Texas. Col. Burkett was a great-grandson of David Burkett, a hero of the Texas War for Independence. He graduated Floresville High school in 1936, and St. Mary's University of San Antonio in 1940. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941-1946. During World War II, he served in England, France, and Germany as a finance officer. He was employed by George C. Vaughn and Sons as a City Salesman of Lumber from 1946-1951 when he was recalled for service in Korea. He stayed in the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 1974. During his tenure in the service he was stationed in Roswell, New Mexico, SAC Headquarters, Offutt AFB Nebraska, Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, Guam, and Puerto Rico. He ended his career as Executive to the Comptroller for Strategic Air Command. He has resided in San Antonio since retirement where he spent his time playing golf and managing his investments. He was honored in 2000 to be inducted as a member of St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame in Football. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Stella, his sisters Leona Brown and Alta Burkett, brothers Burt, Clyde, and Dibrell.