Billy Dean Burnett Sr.,81,Orange
Last updated 10/15/2019 at Noon
Billy Dean Burnett Sr., 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 13, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Gilmer, Texas, on March 3, 1938, he was the son of Johnny Martin Burnett and Georgia Fitzgerald Burnett. Billy graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1956 and went on to serve his country in the Army Reserve. He then went to Electrical Trade School, and after many years of working as an Electrician retired from the IBEW Local 479. He was a Mason at the Madison Lodge #126. He enjoyed traveling, telling stories, hunting, watching Nascar and Drag Racing and spending quality time with his family in Big Sandy, Texas. Billy loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Georgia Burnett; his loving wife, Joan Marie Alexander Burnett; siblings, Johnny Mack Burnett and Meleta Navarro; and grandson, Corbin Deon Burnett.
Billy is survived by his children, Dean Burnett and wife Carrie, of Mauriceville, Deon Burnett, of Little Cypress, and Faron Burnett, of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Jaida Burnett, Colby Burnett and fiance Rhea Seets, Bailee Burnett Maresh and husband Jake, Leah Bickham and husband Trent, Marc Biggs and wife Brianna, and Heather Ivey and husband Hoyt; along with 10 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dean Burnett, Deon Burnett, Faron Burnett, Colby Burnett, Troy Mills, Marc Biggs, and Robert Fitzgerald