Skee Burkes Obituary, Death- West Texas residents are paying their respects to a ranch bronc rider who passed away on Saturday night as a result of an accident that occurred during a rodeo.
The Board of Directors of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo and Expo Center would like to express their most sincere condolences to Burkes’ family in their time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was participating in the rodeo that night, including the participants, fans, and spectators, as well as the officials who were present in the arena.
Please join us in our effort to alleviate some of the financial burden the family is experiencing as a result of the funeral expenses incurred for this young cowboy. Together, we might be able to help reduce some of the financial burden that this tragedy has placed on the family, making it possible for them to freely remember the Christ-centered, creative, and exciting life that Skee lived.
Saturday evening was spent at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo, which was held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. Skee Burkes passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained after being thrown from his horse during the Ranch Bronc riding competition, according to a statement issued by the institution.
Through the United Professional Rodeo Association, he got his start in the rodeo industry. The following statement was issued by the Taylor County Expo Center: On Saturday, September 9, 2023, a member of our community passed away while attending a rodeo put on by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA). The Expo Center Board of Directors and staff regretfully inform our community of this loss.
Skee Burkes, a competitor, passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained when he was thrown from the bronc he was riding while competing in the Ranch Bronc riding event. The United Professional Rodeo Association is how the Burkes got their start in the rodeo industry.
The United Professional Rodeo Association is not associated with rodeo like the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), but it does merge several strong regional associations that have been around for a long time and have a rich history in rodeo across the southern United States.
The Burkes family, the spectators, and the officials working the rodeo in the arena are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Please contact us at (903) 873-6692 if you would like more information about Burkes and the UPRA. The West Texas Fair & Rodeo is trying to gather money for his burial expenses by soliciting donations from the community. You are able to make a contribution here.