Herman N Burton

Born in 1938 in Franklin County, Texas, died October 27, 2019 in Seabrook, Texas.

Grew up in Dallas and graduated from Crozier Teck as Salutatorian in 1956. Attended MIT, then the University of Texas at Austin. Received his master’s degree in engineering in 1963. Moved his young family to Santé Fe, New Mexico, then to Cleburne, Texas before settling in the Houston area. Worked as an engineer with Reese, Stanton and Porter, Apex Engineering, and Opal Engineering before forming HB Engineers as a consulting engineer. He retired in 1993.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, traveling, model airplane building and flying, playing bridge and being with his family and friends.

Survivors are: wife, Helen, son Kirby and wife Sandra, daughter Camille and husband Chris, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial reception will be from 4 to 6 PM Friday, November 1 at Carother’s Coastal Gardens in Seabrook. The address is 502 Pine Gully Drive.


  1. Herman..You will be truly missed. I’ll never forget time of visiting with you at the fly-ins. God Bless You.

    Brian Keith Fontenot
  2. Herman you will be surely missed. I will not forget the friendship we had and your
    always greeting with a hand shake.

    Boyce Sterling

    Boyce Sterling
  3. Another good man gone.

    Jim Brock
  4. Helen, Herman was a good friend. I will miss him. Unfortunately I will be out of town and will not make the services.

    Kent Stromberg
  5. I will miss a very good friend. God bless.

    Charlie T.
  6. Another great man gone ! Loved fishing and enjoyed lunches with Herman. He will be missed !! May God bless Helen,Kirby, and the rest of the family!!

    Mike Eckhardt
  7. Helen, Herman was not only my mentor, he also was a good friend and well wisher. He was a very good man. I will truly miss him. May God bless his soul.

    Ramesh Gogineni
    • It was good to see you yesterday. Thank you for coming!

      Helen Burton
  8. So sorry to hear. I learned so much from him on my subjects and he was an excellent council member.

    Michele Glaser
  9. Helen, John and I send our deepest condolences for the loss of Herman here on this earth. We will never forget the wonderful day in 2016 we spent with Herman and friends at Johnson Space Center, watching him fly his newly-built, beautiful B-24 Liberator model airplane. Not to mention the love with which my mom, Alene Ganzer, spoke of both him and you — you were wonderful friends of hers to the very end, and we Ganzer Girls love you both for that. There is no doubt that Herman and Mom are striking up a heavenly bridge tournament right about now… and anticipating us joining them in due time! God bless Herman and God bless you.

    Donna Gerlaugh

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