Terry Burt

Terry Burt

1954 – 2020Burt, Terry Obit Pic

We are gathered here today, to not only mourn the loss, but to celebrate the life, of Terry W. Burt. Terry was born Wednesday, February 3rd, 1954 to George and Betty Burt, and he was one of two sons.

Terry is survived by his wife, Sallie Burt, and his three sons and daughter. His oldest son is David with wife Leah and their three children: Summer, Michael and Wynter; Alex and his daughter Isabella with his wife Emily and their three children: Emmet, Ethan and Alex; and Trevor with his son Cole with his wife Meghan and their son Lucas; Carisa-myself, and Terry’s older brother DaWayne and his wife Susan and their four children: Adam and his wife Erin and their three children Maisie, Alice and Clara; Molly and her husband Jake Walker and their two children Emma and Weston; Tyler and Caitlin and their three children Lincoln, Scarlett and Wells, and Sarah and Tim Shelton with their children Paxton and Elliot.

Terry and his parents lived in Oklahoma their entire lives. When his parents purchased their home in Edmond, Broadway was still a dirt road! My Dad did like to travel around, especially in his really nice yellow Barracuda. He was a man with deep roots who decided to settle in Oklahoma and soon found himself in love and happy.

Jump forward many years and everyone would know how proud my Dad was that all four of his children had graduated from Edmond Memorial High School the same school that he graduated from. It was the class of 1973.

There are many people who truly knew our Dad and loved him for his quirkiness. Everyone who has known him knows how much he was loved. I have heard growing up that he was the class clown, and I got to experience this myself all through my years.

My Dad was an oddball of sorts. He knew how to make people smile and laugh. He was a man-of-all-trades who was accomplished at carpentry, plumbing, mechanics, he worked on cars and motorcycles and could build anything. If there was something you brought to him or asked him to help with, and he did not know about it, you better believe that he would be on his phone or computer researching it. He was the DIY and How-to Guy!

Dad was a very hardworking man. He did everything he could to support his family, the way a loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend should be.

Between all the work he did for Tinker Air Force Base working on B-52s doing work as a sheet metal mechanic, he still had time to keep his bride, our mom, happy by working her “Honey Do List!” After retiring from his 31-years of service at Tinker he was finally able to enjoy his hobbies. They included watching his favorite NASCAR races, teaching carpentry to his children and grandchildren, being our top chef, and of course, getting oil on his hands and face after he has been working on one of the car projects. Why did he do this? Because he was our Dad, our mechanic, and our Go-To Guy for everything that needed fixing.

Dad was not perfect; he was perfectly imperfect. No matter what he was going through he was still able to help me stay centered and grounded. He was there through all of my good times and hard times. He was, still is, and forever will be my best friend, and my first true love.

I am forever thankful to have had you as my Dad. Being under your care for 29-years was marvelous, but now that your time has come to leave this world behind, you can continue to protect me from heaven above.

I can not help but feel selfish and want you back here with me, with us, to feel your bear hugs wrapped around me with your whiskers tickling my face. Now that you are gone it feels like there are pieces of myself missing. I know you are gone from our world, but you will forever be in my, and our, hearts. May you be at peace. Your suffering has now come to an end. This is not the way we would have hoped it would end, but Dad, I hope you will finally be able to sleep soundly until we meet again. I love you, Daddy.

With Love from All of Your Family.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16 2020, at 10:00 am at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S Kelly, Edmond, OK, with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visitation will take place Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Matthews Funeral Home.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

9 thoughts on “Terry Burt”

  1. Peggy Byerly

    Such a wonderful tribute to a loving family man!
    I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you all in my prayers.

  2. Deann Smith

    Sallie I am so sorry for you and your children’s loss. Although I only knew Terry from you and your stories, he seemed like such a good man, and I know he fought hard. Carisa wrote such a beautiful Obituary for her Dad, I know he is so proud. I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. Paulette Stout

    Sallie, I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I am glad that you could retire to spend some time with him. May God comfort you and your family at this time.

  4. Leah Brashear

    Sallie, I was so sorry to hear this news. Wishing you and the family comfort in this time if sorrow.

  5. Noel Tyler

    We mourn for you and your family’s loss. Please know you and yours are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. DDS connection is strong and we insist on being your support forever more.
    With loving respect.

  6. Jeannie Milligan

    To know, through your fun and loving stories, how much you loved him and all that he was to you all makes my heart heavy for you and your family. May the peace of God’s love and all your good memories keep you strong. Much love and many prayers sent your way.

  7. Sallie,

    Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time. Praying that God will comfort & keep you as only He can & will grant you His perfect peace. ?

  8. Cathy Newville

    Sallie so sorry to hear this, you shared how much you loved him to me at work so many times and how his health was so bad but he just kept on going. Glad you retired when you did and got to spend some extra time with him. Love you my friend and will continue to pray for you and your family.

  9. Sharon Broadous

    Sallie, Love & Condolences to you and your family, in the passing of Terry. He fought a Good Fight & has finished his Race. God is a Promise Keeper & he Prepared for Terry to Rest. Keeping y’all lifted up in prayer. God is Faithful!! Love you!! Sharon Broadous ??

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