Henry “Red” Warren Burkhardt Jr

Henry “Red” Warren Burkhardt Jr, born in Oceanport, New Jersey, December 26, 1945 to Bessie D. Worsham and Henry Burkhardt Sr. He grew up in the northern part of Houston and served in the United States Army with an honorable discharge.

He was a mighty hunter, an avid fisherman and became a knowledgeable Koi keeper winning numerous awards for outstanding champion fish.

After 29 years of service with Lance Cookies & Crackers, Henry retired to care for his wife, Mary Frances. Much of his spare time was spent collecting and selling. He was an honest and knowledgeable salesman who could capture an audience, telling stories or explaining the history of an item. Later on he became an antique consultant for the Houston library. When he was interested in something, he was all in. A self made man and teacher.

Henry was a long time member of the Carmeliters, making people happy was his goal. He became  their greeter, and everybody knew him for his stories, compliments and boxes of candy.

Henry never took advantage of anyone and paid his own way to a fault. A most generous man! Many times doctors and nurses would be handed a box of candy, or a can of nuts. He gave, but it was difficult to receive. He accepted his health for what it was and played it out in a heroic battle. He had much faith and definitely loved the Lord.

Henry leaves behind a brother, Richard Burkhardt, a brother-law, James Curry, his much beloved Marilyn and his four dogs, Mattie, Molly, Millie and Charlie. You will  definitely be missed!

Pallbearers: Al Ybarra, James Curry,   Bryan Nelson, Mike Mayfield, Matthew Nelson, Kenneth Albert

Pianist (Marilyn’s Grandchildren) : Gianna Nelson, Oliver Nelson


  1. Red was the heart of the Carmeliters.His generosity and kindness will be sorely missed.May the angels greet you at the pearly gates.

    Grace Green
  2. * Sending my deepest sympathy to Marilyn and Henry’s family. I’m sure he’s in Heaven making some deals. I know he will be missed.

    Jessica Rowland
  3. Red will truly be missed by all. A very good man.❤️

    Carolyn Solomon

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