SGT. Glenn W. Burnett
September 22, 1958 – June 6, 2021
Glenn Wayne Burnett, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 6, June 2021 at his home, 2005 Wayne Street in Copperas Cove, TX. He was born on a Monday, September 22, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois to Sanford and Liliana (Torregrossa) Burnett.
Glenn’s parents met and were married (1951) in Udine, Italy, as his father was in the United States Army during WWII, thus he attended school in several countries, Italy, France, Germany, and here in the United States.
• Attended Ansbach High School in Germany and Killeen High School in Killeen, TX, earning his diploma in 1977. • Attended and earned an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement at Central Texas College, in Killeen, TX, in 1979. In 2017 he returned to CTC to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, but due to health issues he was unable to pursue his degree. • He worked for Burger King while in high school and college, then the Crosby TX Police Department, the Floydada TX Sheriff’s Department, the Texas Department of Corrections, as a prison guard, the United States Army (12yrs), obtaining the rank of E5, Black and Decker Company, DOJ with his brother, William Burnett and sister-in-law, Linda Burnett, doing litigation for the United States, A-1 Lightening Bug in Copperas Cove, Tx, Brown & Root overseas (Bosnia, Kosovo, and Qatar), Solectron/Flextronics, Austin, Tx, General-Dynamics, as a gunsmith level 3, and Applied Materials in Austin, TX. In 2012 after 38 years of working, Glenn had to retire, due to serious health conditions. Glenn was a member of the American Legion and NRA. He received a medal and citation for Marksmanship in the army. He enjoyed reading history regarding the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War. He loved working on guns, besides buying them, hunting, fishing, medal detecting like his father, working on automobiles/trucks, dancing, BBQs, and above all else loved being with family and friends.
Glenn is proceeded in death by his parents, Sanford, and Liliana Torregrossa, his eldest brother, William Sanford Francis Burnett, and youngest brother, Keith Nathan Burnett.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Marion Annetta Burnett of Copperas Cove, his son, Jason Edward (Kari) Burnett, Sr of Leander, his son, Richard Warren Canan, III of Copperas Cove, his daughter, Shilah Jo Burnett (Jack) Hollesen, of Colorado Springs, and his daughter, Samantha L. (James) Piveral of Colorado Springs. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Linda A. (William S.F.) Burnett of Miami Springs, his sister, Shirley Ann Marie (Sammie) Jones of Cary, N.C., his brother, Kim Allen (Kim Marie) Burnett of St. Cloud, and his sister, Kellie Jo Felks. His grandchildren Jason Edward Burnett, Jr, Liliana Burnett, Jonathan C. Hollesen, Gracie L. Hollesen, Dahnavin J. Piveral, Izabel L. Piveral, and Jordyn R. Piveral.
Celebration of life will be held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 211 W Avenue B, Copperas Cove, Tx 76522 on June 17th, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Central Tx Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195 Killeen, Tx 76542 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney /Diabetes Association and the GARYSINISEFOUNDATION.ORG for Veterans and First Responders.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Copperas Cove Police and Fire Department, ER and ICU of AdventHealth – Metroplex Adventist Hospital, Dignity Memorial and Crawford – Bowers Funeral Home for assisting us during this most difficult time in our family.
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- Kidney /Diabetes Association
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Internment Service with Military Honor
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SGT. Glenn W. Burnett
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