Robert “Bob” Lewis Burdette

Robert “Bob” Lewis Burdette, our beloved dad, unexpectedly departed from this life on Thursday, October 5, 2023. He was 73. Bob was born in Charleston, West Virginia, to Joe and Marion Burdette on November 01, 1949. He was the second of four kids. The family moved to Texas in 1965, where Dad graduated from La Marque HS in 1967 and remained a Cougar fan for decades to follow. He worked at Amoco/BP in Texas City as a catalytic cracker, or “cat cracker,” at Cat #3 for 30 years, retiring in 2008. Our dad was a great storyteller. He was witty, interesting, and funny. He loved watching sports, especially the Astros, who won their first World Series on his birthday. Dad was an avid music lover. He insisted that vinyl has a superior sound. He saw the Beatles live in August 1965 in Houston. He was a self-proclaimed supertaster. He was known to be the hottest man on earth and sometimes suffered from “the meat sweats.” He once found an actual fork in the road and took it. Dad swore that he thought up the idea of a vacuum attachment that cuts hair years before Flowbee became Flowbee. Dad was an avid golfer and made a hole-in-one on the 7th hole at Bayou Gulf Club in Texas City. To know him is to love him, and we do.

Bob is preceded in death by his folks and brother David Burdette. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 25 years Jackie Burdette, and her daughter, Jessica Hudson, whom they raised together.

Bob leaves behind his children Samuel (Desiree) Burdette, Greyson (Christina) Burdette, Benjamin (Michelle) Burdette, and Ann (John) Presnall; seven grandchildren, significantly Jaden Vuittonet and Piper Burdette; sister Lynn (Doug) Taylor; brother Richard Burdette; his best friend and our mom Terri Jean; and other loving family and friends in Texas, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

A remembrance of life will be held at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, remind someone that you love them (or donate to the “Human Fund”).


  1. He was a wonderful father in law. Him and Grey shared their love of sports with me. Especially when we traveled to watch the La Marque Cougars play. He always made me smile or laugh with his witty view of life. He was one of a kind and I was blessed to be allowed to live in a world where he existed. We will miss him everyday.

    Christina Burdette
  2. So sorry for your loss. Bob was a fun guy to work with as long as you didn’t turn up the A/C. He taught me a lot about the “Big Cat.” He will be missed, but always remembered.

    Schofield Family

    Larry Schofield
  3. Bob was my cousin. Great guy &dad to his kids.hard worker.He will be missed.

    Pat Burdette
  4. My Texas family, I am so saddened to hear of my cousin Bobby’s passing. This brings a great hurt to my heart and to those of you. Just remember while I can’t be there that I am with you during this time. We are family. I’m praying for all of you. I will miss him greatly.

    Your cousin Mike Burdette

    Mike Burdette
  5. He was a great guy Ann and Lynn only met him once but was a barrel of laughter so sorry for your loss.*

    Lori Burdette
  6. Dear Ann,
    Uncle David and I are so saddened to hear of the news of your Dad. We are sending you love and strength so that in your grief you may begin to see yourself and your Dad in peace and loving rembrances.
    Our condolences to you and your family.
    Aunt Nancy and Uncle David

    nancy orr
  7. Bob was the Cat3 day Superintendant when I hired in 2004. He was such a knowledgeable and great guy to be around. He surely will be missed by all who knew him and had the privilege of working with him. He was such a huge story teller, everyone in the room would be laughing! Condolences to the family! BT

    Brian Taylor
  8. Bob will always be a part of our family. My sis Bobbie and him were very good friends! He was a great young boy that I always knew would someday be a great man and father. Love and prayers to his great big family that will carry his love in their hearts forever!

    Judi Harden
  9. Lost contact with him. God bless his family.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  10. Extremely saddened to hear Bob passed on. Knew him from work and played a lot of golf with him. Never beat him, but it was always fun to be on the golf course with him.
    My condolences to his family during this difficult time.

    Louis Moreno
  11. May god be with all that loved him. Ann, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lesli Carroll
  12. May God give you strength Ann to work through your grief. It will take time but soon you will be able to remember all the great moments you shared with him and without knowing a smile will form. My deepest condolences to the whole family.

    Nancy Chacon
  13. Ann may the Lord give you and your loved one’s strength through this difficult time. My deepest condolences to the whole family.

    Mary Gonzalez

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