Reginald Darnell Burt

July 31, 1955 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 66)


Reginald Darnell Burt, aka Reggie, aka Dada, aka Baby, age 66 from Houston, Texas passed away on December 27th, 2021.  He was born on July 31st, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Virginia Williams and Johnnie Burt Sr. Reggie was a basketball All-American in high school, who went on to play at Cal State Fullerton in Merced, where his entrance song was “Fire” by the Ohio Players, and apparently he once met a hitman on a train.

Reggie later moved to Houston, Texas where he met and fell in love with Karen Dunbar.  Together they went to grad school (back when it was cool) at Houston Baptist University. They explored the world together including Jamaica, St Martin, Puerto Vallarta, and Germany, where they put their midwest beer chugging skills to good use. After getting the traveling out of their system, they settled down, bought a house, and raised two daughters Kari and Jami, and a grandson Julian.

In the early 80’s Reggie and a business partner started an educational software development company called Bainum Dunbar. After pursuing that venture, he went on to become an internal auditor in the oil and gas industry.

Reggie was a wonderful dancer, with an infectious smile, who wasn’t afraid to laugh at himself. He loved his family very passionately and showed that love through his phenomenal cooking. Cheesecake was his specialty. Reggie was a massive movie lover, especially kung fu films, which inspired him to enroll his whole family in karate. He was a devoted Catholic and a man of faith, who always shared the joys of life with those who surrounded him.

He would probably like you to know, he once won a game of Settlers of Catan.

Reggie Burt is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Etta Burt, his daughters Jami Marie Burt and Kari Andreah Burt, her wife Michelle Qwist, and his grandson Julian Michael Burt. He is also survived by his mother Virginia Taylor, his brothers and sisters, Sharon Burt, Gregory Burt, Anthony Burt, Dean Wyatt, Terry Burt, Gary Burt, and John Burt Jr. and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and other loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his father Johnnie Burt Sr. and his oldest brother Larry Burt.

Everyone is invited to the Viewing, which will be held January 4th from 3-6 pm at Unity Funeral Home, 7730 Boone Rd, Houston TX 77072.

The Last Words and Funeral Mass will be held January 5th from 11am - 12pm and 12pm- 1pm respectively, at Notre Dame Church, 7720 Boone Rd, Houston TX 77072


“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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January 4, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Unity Funeral Home
7730 Boone Road
Houston, TX 77072

Funeral Service
January 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Notre Dame Catholic Church
7720 Boone Road
Houston, TX 77072

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