Arnold F. Burkhart

Date of Birth: August 9, 1921  |   Date of Death: May 21, 2011   |   Service Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 3, 2011 

Arnold Floyd Burkhart was born August 9, 1921 in Tracey, Texas to Henry Clay Burkhart and Annie Bell (Shelton) Burkhart.  He died May 21, 2011 in Buda, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, his parents, one sister, Oleta Rowland, and two brothers, Lewis and Raymond Burkhart.

Arnold was a veteran of World War II serving his country in both the US Signal Corps and Army Air Corps as a flight engineer on a B-29 heavy bomber.  His career began in Austin, Texas in 1946 in the mass transit industry.  He advanced to resident manager in 1956 and retired as executive vice president of operations with American Transit Corporation System in 1986.  He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Martindale, American Legion Post 245, and more than 55 years a mason of Hill City Lodge 456 Austin, Texas.  Upon retirement Arnold moved to San Marcos where he enjoyed relaxing with family, playing golf, and gardening. 

Arnold is survived by one son, Glenn and his wife, Kay of Buda; three daughters, Connie Manning and husband, Mike of Harvey, LA, Joyce Pruett of Joshua, TX, and Linda Smith and husband, Curtis of Lucedale, MS; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Grace Maxwell and Dorothy Stepkovitch both of Austin, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at Pennington Funeral Home, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Don Duvall officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions in Arnold’s memory be made to C.T.M.C. Hospice Care, 1315 IH-35 N, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512.353.4311.  Obituary and guestbook online at

4 Condolences

  • Jay Cersosimo

    May 27th, 2011 on 4:24 am

    Glenn, I am saddened at the news of your father’s passing. I pray fond memories of him guide you all in your time of sorrow. God Bless you and your family.

  • Lance Guerrero & family

    June 1st, 2011 on 3:31 pm

    May you rest in peace uncle Floyd and may God be with the family in their time of sorrow. We love you.

    Lance, Jennifer, Anthony, Hannah, and Jacqueline

  • Lance Guerrero & family

    June 1st, 2011 on 4:10 pm

    May you rest in peace Uncle Floyd and may God be with the family in their time of sorrow. We love you.

    Lance, Jennifer, Anthony, Hannah, and Jacqueline Guerrero

  • John & Velma Hasty

    June 1st, 2011 on 7:52 pm

    We will miss him greatly
    He helped us for so many
    years while we traveled.

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