OBITUARY

Charles Wayne Burnett

March 22, 1936February 24, 2013

Charles Wayne, Burnett, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday February 24 at his home in Bryan with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday February 27 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Little River Cemetery in the Jones Prairie Community in Milam County. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Charles was born March 22, 1936 in Cameron, Texas the son of Willie Bradley and Audrey Magdalene Burnett. He served in the Army National Guard and later, the Texas National Guard as a tank commander. Charles worked for GTE, retiring after 32 years of service. He came out of retirement and began working for Texas A&M University Agricultural Extension Services, he retired from there after 13 years of service. Charles loved hunting, fishing, and was known for his rope tricks and telling jokes. Charles is preceded in death by his parents; son, Wayne Burnett; and his brothers, Willy Bradley Burnett, Giles Burnett and Jack Burnett. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Burnett; daughters, Alicia Button and Linda Burnett; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlton Burnett, Leland and Lane Burnett, Moye and Donna Burnett; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Florine Hallmark, JoAnn and Johnny Beauchamp; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Shirley Harrison, Billy and Sue Harrison; grandchildren, Kelcie Button, Vincent Button, Danielle Button, Haley Fry, Cody Burnett, Cory Konderla and Ashley Konderla; and numerous nieces and nephews. Our family would like to express a special thank you to, Dr. Ramon Rodriquez, the staff of Scott & White Clinic and Compassionate Care Hospice for all their help, love and support to our family and Charles.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2013
REMEMBERING

Charles Wayne Burnett

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March 1, 2013

You can tell the true character of a man by his actions. When my dad (his older brother Jack) was near the end of his life Uncle Charles came to visit him often. I am sure they shared hunting and fishing stories and the like. After daddy passed Uncle Charles called each of us 5 kids for several months just checking in to see if we were OK. Love you Uncle Charles!

March 1, 2013

I first met Uncle Charlie when I was 5 and he was about 14. He took me on my first ever mule ride on the back of Francis. It was wild. I was sure I was going to fall off, but he kept a tight hold on me. He said if I didn't cry or tell anyone he made Francis run, I could wear his sailor's cap. We were buddies from that moment on. Even when he put rubber snakes and spiders to scare me, I still loved him. I will forever miss him. Goodbye, Uncle Charlie. I'll always miss your smile and your hugs. Sandy Lee

Cathi Jo Laney

February 28, 2013

May God be with your family at this time of loss. Your family are in our prayer always.

Helen Hawkins

February 28, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Melanie Mattil

February 28, 2013

Charlie made the deliveries in our office. We loved talking to him. He was always upbeat, friendly and compassionate. He was never in a bad mood and never complained. He wore a big smile. He'll be missed! You have our deepest sympathies.

Ellen Ritter

February 27, 2013

Charlie was a lovely man...every time he came into the Ag Communications offices he had a big smile and a kind word for everyone and left us all a little happier. It was a joy to work with him. Sincere condolences to Charlie's family. May you find peace in your cherished memories.

Gina Yeager-Konderla

February 27, 2013

Charlie was a wonderful family friend, and co-worker and I was fortunate to know him in both capacities. Us co-workers in the Texas A&M AgriLife offices have reminisced about him as a person, and as a co-worker--the warm greeting we always received from him when he would enter our offices on a daily basis & he would provide his style of customer service "Charlie style"! Blessings to the family & love & prayers for my beautiful GodSon, Cory & beautiful niece, Ashley on the loss of their Paw-Paw Charlie.

Old Friend

February 27, 2013

Charlie was always do cheerful and kind. He took good care of everyone on campus and has left a lasting impression in our hearts.

February 27, 2013

DEAR BURNETT FAMILY,
JUST READING ALL THE WONDERFUL WORDS STATED BY MR. CHARLIE IS A LEGACY IN ITSELF. SO MANY PEOPLE'S LIVES HE TOUCHED IN A GOOD, POSITIVE WAY. THAT CAN'T BE SAID ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE THESE DAYS. I KNOW HE COMFORTED OUR FAMILY WHEN DADDY, HIS CO-WORKER, PASSED AWAY. HIS SMILE WILL BE WHAT I REMEMBER THE MOST ABOUT HIM. IT WAS ALWAYS THERE! I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT HE IS NO LONGER SICK AND IN PAIN. I PRAY THAT THE GOOD MEMORIES WILL HELP SUSTAIN YOU NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.
MARCI K. WARD (FAMILY OF MORRIS WARD)

John DuPree

February 27, 2013

Charlie will be missed by all who were blessed to know and meet him. He was the person who stopped and helped you fix a flat or get gas when you ran out. He was a true recycler, finding treasures where ever he went, and always sharing them with the rest of us. He had the eye of an eagle when it came to tools lost on the road, and I will always keep his funny stories in my heart. May the kindness and love that Charlie shared with the world be given back to his family during this difficult time of loss. God's blessings to the family and all those who will miss him. I will glue a peanut to my tree in memory of him.----John DuPree