Jimmy L. Burnett

March 31, 1945January 9, 2019

Jim Burnett, 73 of Amarillo passed away January 9, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Second Baptist Church with Wayne Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home 6969 I-40 East. Jim was born March 31, 1945 in Ola, Arkansas to Burl and Faye Burnett. He was raised as a young child in Arkansas until 1954. At 9 years old, his family moved to Amarillo, TX where Jim would plant roots and later create a family of his own. Jim had an unmatched work ethic. He spent a number of years serving Potter County as a Sherriff’s Deputy, where he protected families of over 900 square miles.

Later, his interests & passions took him into the trucking business. For many years he was an Owner Operator, and had a very successful transport career. Jim was an avid fisherman, loved spending time outdoors, and found peace and joy by making birdhouses in his spare time. From his lake house in New Mexico, to the hills of Arkansas, Jim’s sense of adventure took him & his wife ElJuanda, all across the country. His love for her was deeper than the ocean. They were best friends and soul mates. Together, they built a life and a legacy that is echoing for generations to come. Jim was a hard worker and sacrificed much for his family.

He taught his children to love God, which was an integral part of his family values as a father. As a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather; Jim will be forever in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kara, & his parents. Jim is survived by his daughter, Sondra Burnett Logan and husband Shawn of Amarillo; son, Gary Burnett and wife Debra of Amarillo; daughter, DeDra Burnett Britton and Allen Ward of Belton, Texas; sisters, Helen Phillips and husband Ronnie of Franklin, Texas and Barbara Hudson and husband Rex of Ovilla, Texas, and brother, Jack Wallace and wife Karen of Amarillo; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; also by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Jim was a mountain of a man, and lived a faithful life unto Christ.

“Go rest high on that mountain, because son, your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’, love for the father and the son.”

–Vince Gill


  • ElJuanda Burnett, Wife
  • Sondra Burnett Logan, Daughter
  • Shawn Logan, Son-in-law
  • Gary Burnett, Son
  • Kara Lynn Burnett, Daughter
  • Debra Burnett, Daughter-in-law
  • DeDra Burnett Britton, Daughter
  • Allen Ward, Son-in-law
  • Helen Phillips, Sister
  • Ronnie Phillips, Brother-in-law
  • Barbara Hudson, Sister
  • Rex Hudson, Brother-in-law
  • Jackie Wallace, Brother
  • Karen Wallace, Sister-in-law
  • Brett Burnett, Grandchild
  • John Grafton Britton, Grandchild
  • Bryce Burnett, Grandchild
  • Kaysianne Britton Privado, Grandchild
  • McKenzie Britton Beighle, Grandchild
  • Jaylon Burnett, Grandchild
  • Jason Logan, Grandchild
  • Along with Eight great grandchildren

  • Brett Burnett
  • Bryce Burnett
  • Jaylon Burnett
  • John Grafton Britton
  • John Burnett
  • John Hudson
  • Chris Phillips, Honorary Bearer
  • Jackie Wallace, Honorary Bearer
  • Jason Logan, Honorary Bearer
  • Bart Williams, Honorary Bearer
  • Jim's Cousins, Honorary Bearer
  • Roy McDowell, Honorary Bearer


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jimmy L. Burnett

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Tammie Schronce Emmons

January 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy and love are going out to ElJuanda , Sondra , DeDra , Gary and thier families at this time of loss !
Jim was such a good man Ive known him and his family since i was just a little girl. Heaven got a special angel when Jim came through the pearly gates of heaven.

Raúl and Bennie Santiago

January 15, 2019

We are sending our love to all of the Burnett family.
It is tough to say sad things.
Anthony loved you so! On behalf of the family we send peace and gratitude for having known you.
love you
Bennie and Raul

john lewis

January 13, 2019

R.I.P Cuz. I always looked forward to the summer visits when we we're growing up.

Teri Richardson

January 13, 2019

RIP, dear Jim, you were such a nice guy. 😢

Sharon Fisher

January 11, 2019

My name is Sharon,I work for Custom Maids. Mr and Mrs Burnett was a house I clean on a regular basis. The thing I remember most,other than he always had a smile and always,always made me and my crew laugh was,when we would get there say good morning and how are you today,he would always say better than I should be! From everyone at Custom Maids,our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Shirley Armstrong

January 11, 2019

Jim & El Juanda introduced me to the love of my life 😍 Tony Santiago
Jim was always so sweet and caring to us💓💓💓 and to our family!
Only the Lord knows why your Jim is gone.
We will miss him, but Praise the Lord that he has won fight💓💓
Lord knows He got an awesome angel💓
Love you all💓💓💓

Kristi Harrison

January 11, 2019

I have known you all since jr. high. I grew to love you all very much. May our Heavenly Father give you the strength, and the peace that passeth all understanding during this time. I wish we could be there to hug you, and cry with you, but please know we will be holding you, and praying for you all this weekend. Jim, I am blessed to have known you. I am so glad that you are pain free, and seeing all those who have gone before you.

Love to all,
Melvin and Kristi Harrison

Debra Blaylock

January 11, 2019

I remember the first time I met Jim and his family .. The family made me feel so welcome and never acted like I was a stranger or new to the family .. Jim gave me the biggest hug and him and Eljuanda welcomed me with open arms He was one of the sweetest men I know.. always ready to help or just sit and talk.. We will miss him greatly

Bill Maroney

January 10, 2019

I used to meet Jim walking home from school and we would challenge each other for sidewalk space.
Later in life Roxy and I lived across the street from Jim & Elwanda. We had snowball fights and just enjoyed being friends.
We were there when tragedy struck and helped all we could.
Jim was as good a man as any man could be and he adored Elwanda and his family!
Jim was a wonderful man and his family adored him.
May God give them support at this Great Loss.

barbara Henderson Sandage

January 10, 2019

I remember as a kid when Uncle Burl, Aunt Faye and kids came for vacation. We all would go fishing now that was a must. We would sit and visit I loved seeing U. Burl and daddy talking and laughing. It is very good memories. Maybe they are all doing that right now.