The Burks Foyer
Special thanks to those that made donations in honor of Pete Burks, our beloved
Al Silva, Carl Besetzny, Casey Hymer, Dhave Setabutr, John Herrington, John Stewart,
Justin Allison, Justin Whitworth, Kyle Grant, Ralph Ayala, Ron Scharnberg,
Sam Kirkendall, Dr. Tom Sullivan, Will Johnson, Will Thompson, Will Wright, Zack Dowell
BURKS, , 2LT PETER HASKELL On November 13, 2007, while serving our great country, 2nd Lieutenant Peter"Pete" Burks was called home to eternal life. Pete was a man of great Faith, honor and courage, and is incredibly missed by everyone. He had the ability to light up any room with his glowing personality and quick sense of humor, and lived life with a passion admired by all. Born April 10, 1981, in Atlanta, GA, Pete brightened many lives in his 26 years. After graduating from Trinity Christian
Academy in 1999, he attended the University of Georgia, then transferred to Texas A&M, where he completed a BA in international studies. During his time at A&M, Peter served as the president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was also a sportswriter for The Battalion, among other activities. After graduating, he worked as a tour guide in Nice, France, and also worked for the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Desperadoes and FC Dallas.
He loved sharing the good word of Christ, and was very active in Young
Life. In April 2006, Peter proudly answered his call to service by joining
the U.S. Army. He received many honors in his training courses, and his
fellow soldiers considered him a fearless leader and man of integrity.
He served in the Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment as a troop leader,
and made a lasting, positive impression in his short time
with his platoon.