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Colten Gage Burks

December 1, 1996August 17, 2020
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Colten (Cole) Gage Burks, age 23, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Cole was born on December 1, 1996, in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Our cherished, sweet, funny, beloved, quick-witted son’s unexpected passing has left a hole in our hearts that will be impossible to fill or replace.

Cole was passionate about film and TV. His countless conversations of movies and iconic television series, especially his long ending debates on which films, TV series or actor was the better than your opinion and why. In addition, Cole’s talks on anything Dallas Cowboys related will be missed. Most importantly, Cole deeply loved and he was incredibly protective of his family and friendships. They were everything to him. He lived for family dinners, his Mom, Nanny, and Aunt Pauline’s cooking, and his Dad’s barbeque.

Cole was a devoted and protective brother. He and his sibling Wilfred (Wil) Burks were more than brothers, they were best friends. Their entire lives were looking out for and loving each other the way only siblings can. With Cole being the oldest, he cared deeply for his brothers, including his three-year-old brother, Brennen (Bren) Burks. Cole acted as Bren’s jungle gym on their visits. Cole was extremely lovable and made it his mission to make you smile on a bad day or made fun of himself to make others feel better. Cole was unaware of his own gifts. It’s just who he was. He attended Timber Creek High School in Keller, Texas. Jesus welcomed Cole into heaven and waiting with open arms were his (Big Daddy) Humberto Quintanilla, Sr., Grandpa Gary Burks, his Nana, Anita Sauls Black, his great aunt, Pauline Infante, and his uncle, Wilfred Pimentel.

He leaves behind his mother Olivia Quintanilla of Euless, his father Gary Burks and step-mom Shannon McMahen of Dallas, brothers Wilfred Burks of Haslet, Texas and Brennen Burks of Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are his beloved Nanny, Yolanda Quintanilla, uncles and aunts including Humberto Quintanilla Jr. and Marti, Mona Quintanilla, Jessie Bert Quintanilla and Heather, and Shane and Julie Outlaw, as well as cousins Tori, Tanner, Kennedy, Natalie, Sofia, and Sonny.

A celebration of life memorial service for Cole will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Keller’s Old Town Funeral Home at 220 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas, 76248. Proper use of masks is required, and COVID restrictions are in place. The service will also stream online at DignityMemorial.com/funeral-homes/keller-tx.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” Isaiah 41:10

  • FAMILY

  • Olivia Quintanilla, Mother
  • Gary Burks, Father
  • Shannon McMahen, Step-Mother
  • Wilfred Burks, Brother
  • Brennen Burks, Brother
  • Yolanda Quintanilla, Beloved Nanny
  • Humberto Quintanilla, Jr. (Marti), Aunt and Uncle
  • Mona Quintanilla, Aunt
  • Jessie Burt Quintanilla (Heather), Aunt and Uncle
  • Shane Outlaw (Julie), Aunt and Uncle
  • Humberto Quintanilla, Sr, "Big Daddy" (deceased)
  • Gary Burks, Grandpa (deceased)
  • Anita Sauls Black, Nana (deceased)
  • Pauline Infante, Great Aunt (deceased)
  • Wilfred Pimentel, Uncle
  • as well as cousins, Tori, Tanner, Kennedy, Natalie, Sofia and Sonny.

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    Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Maribel Miranda

August 29, 2020

To the sweetest soul I ever met,
We’re going to miss you so much Cole. You taught us so much about life and we’re so incredibly grateful. We could never express how much it meant to have you in our lives. Although in our friend group we all had our fair share of rough up bringings, you always made sure we stayed a family. That’s exactly what we were, a family of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Save a little spot for us in heaven brother.
We love you forever.

Eric Love

August 22, 2020

What a great young man, I had the pleasure of him in my life, we lived in the same community(2001-2005) He enjoyed when I stopped by in the patrol car ,his laugh, smile were as big as Texas. He enjoyed going to the wrestling matches, snow cones, candy, swimming and being at the house With my kids. I am so sad to hear this news, I know your Dad is with him now and they are catching up. Cole was a gift, I am grateful for those years. Olivia, my family loves you.... God bless you.

Valerie Quintanilla

August 22, 2020

You’ll always be my angel. I love you Cole and will always remember your sweet face and our conversations about life. I will never forget your love and how it healed a part of my heart that needed light.. your light. You made my world a better place to be in. I will miss you always.

Katy Joeckel

August 21, 2020

My sweet Cole. He was more than just a friend of our family. He WAS family. I watched Cole grow up through elementary school, middle and high school and was so proud of the man he had become. Cole was always the one to get up first to give me a hug hello or a hug goodbye. He always told me he loved me but more importantly, he made me feel loved. He was an amazing friend to Justice and deeply cared for Nia and Sophia as if they were his little sisters. He never faltered in his love for our family and we will never falter in our love for him. He will be deeply, and sorely, missed. I love you Cole and I will see you again sweet boy.❤️Momma

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