, Muskogee, OK


July 26, 2013

Tom Matthew Burkett

1961 – 2013

Tom Burkett, 51, of Muskogee, passed away on July 23, 2013.   He was the son of Joe and Mildred Burkett.  Tom was born on December 21, 1961 in Muskogee.  He was raised in Broken Arrow where he played football for the Broken Arrow Tigers.  After high school, he returned to Muskogee where he met Carla Rall.  They were married during the 1980’s and raised two daughters, Meagan and Hannah.  Tom opened an armored car service and operated it until his health started to decline.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Carla.  He is survived by his daughters, Meagan and Hannah; two grandchildren; mother and father, Mildred and Joe Burkett; brothers, Jimmy Burkett and Chris Burkett and his wife, Sandra; nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Greenhill Cemetery.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.  Condolences to the family may be made at


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