Bryan “poppy” James Burkhalter
Bryan “poppy” James Burkhalter, 54, of Little Rock passed away November 6, 2012. He was born in Ruson, LA to the late Orum and Renna Burkhalter.
Bryan is survived by his wife Alpha Burkhalter, his three sons; Bradley, Brenton, and Brody Burkhalter. He is also survived by his two brothers; Steve and David Burkhalter and their wives. His step-children; Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Rogers and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams along with his grandchildren; Lola, Luna, and Brooklyn.
Bryan is preceded in death by his parents as well as his grandparents; Mr. & Mrs. Floyd James and Mr. & Mrs. Milo Burkhalter. His brother Lew Burkhalter also preceded him in death.
Bryan enjoyed motorcycles as kid with his brothers as well as fishing, driving with the top down and traveling. He attended Cedar Creek High School in Rustin, LA and later graduated from Louisiana Tech with an associates degree in Petroleum Technology and a Bachelor of science Business Administration followed by a Masters in Business Administration. He was the President of AR Restaurant Association & Chairman of the Board of AR Hospitality Association from 1997 to 1998. He was the recipient of the Salut Au Restauranteur award in 1994. He was also the owner of Cock of the Walk Restaurant in North Little Rock since 1984.
There will be a memorial service Friday November 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials can be made to Arkansas Hospice at http://www.arkansashospice.org/donations.htm or For the Bayou at http://www.supportbtnep.org/. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.