April 3, 1957 – July 6, 2020
Jeffery Kyle Burnett, affectionately known as “Bubbe”, was born on April 3rd, 1957 and his sudden departure on July 6th, 2020 has left us all deeply saddened. A native Houstonian, Jeff graduated from Dobie High School. Following in his parents’ footsteps he entered the electrical industry and began his career as a lighting rep at Putterman, Scharck & Associates in 1978 to date. Preceded in death by his parents, Richard Burnett and Mary Frances Burnett. Left to cherish his memory are his adoring sister, Cindy Sitterle, her husband, Steve Radcliffe, and stepsister, Debbe Wilson. Nephews and their families: Allen Paul and sons, Kyle, Austin, Evan and Travis; Brandon, April, Skylar and Logan Sitterle; Trey, Elizabeth, and Layla Sitterle; Scott, Krista, Reed and Drew Sitterle. Chosen Nephews: Ryan Parr and Garth Vickers. Numerous loved cousins and many treasured friends. Jeff developed a love of Lake Travis from his special uncle, George Kyle, and built his weekend home in Windermere in 1992. Countless great times with family and friends were shared over the years. Jeff would spend endless hours towing anyone for water activities on the lake. Jeff treasured family and his animals. An avid boxer lover, he recently lost his best pal, Kimber, and deeply grieved for her. If so desired, a donation in Jeff’s memory may be made to Senior Paws/Last Wishes, 3036 Antoine Dr., Houston, Texas 77092. IN MEMORY OF KIMBER www.seniorpaws.vet (Click ABOUT on the home page, chose 501c from drop down. Due to COVID, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
- Cindy Sitterle, Sister
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 27, 2020
My dear Jeffy, it's been 3 weeks and I still find myself picking up my phone to text or call you. You were the first friend I made after starting at Putterman, Scharck. You have been, at times, my sanity. You are the most selfless person I know, always going above and beyond to help someone out. I miss you soooo deeply. My heart and soul are broken. I could not have loved you any more had you been a spouse or family.
Thank you for the laughs, the memories, the love.
"It's been a long day without you, my friend and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again"
July 18, 2020
I am so saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. Although I never got to know Jeff on a personal level, I always enjoyed working with him at Putterman Scharck & Associates. He made selling lights fun and always had a positive attitude. The lighting community has lost a good one!
July 16, 2020
I am so very sad for your loss of Jeff. We were neighbors in Windermere from 1995-2000, and kept up after. I enjoyed many fun times with Jeff and your mom, and so valued their kindness and friendship.
July 13, 2020
I will greatly miss my Uncle Bubbe, and know my wife and daughter feel the same; all of the family! Bubbe was so much to us, and did so much for us without hesitation. He was a wealth of knowledge we tapped into all the time, and with no college degree was still one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met. He had a life degree in architecture, engineering & design, horticulture, construction management, distribution, MBA, real estate, pool design, and I’m certain I’m forgetting other areas as well.
Our lake trips will never be the same without him, nor the holidays, birthday parties, and all our get-togethers he’d often help host at his home. He was more than an uncle to me, and I will miss him dearly every day of my life!
We love you Bubbe,
Trey, Elizabeth, and Layla
Sidney Sparks Dawson
July 12, 2020
This breaks my heart to hear of Jeff’s passing. I am stunned. I never got to visit him enough. But thoughts of him always make me smile, and warm my heart. I always felt a very loving connection to him ever since childhood. So sorry for this loss. Rest In Peace Jeff. ♥️
July 11, 2020
July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
Jeff , I loved your stories about oletimes, I loved you and always will , you loved Ryan unconditionally, , and he loved you,I will make sure River knows his Uncle Jeff
! I promise. Thank you for everything!!
July 10, 2020
How blessed I was to have you as my brother. I will forever miss you and keep you close in my heart. Our trio dwindled way too soon and it's heartbreaking. Rest In Peace, Jeffery Kyle!
July 9, 2020
I will miss Jeff more than I know how to express. Thank you Jeff for your friendship, love and all the memories.
July 9, 2020
I knew Jeff through work, he was a rep for one of the companies that my company uses. He was one of the kindest, sweetest and nicest people I have ever known. When I started at my job he took the time to come to me and introduce himself. We have many reps who call on us, but he's the only one who has ever taken the time to do that. Little gestures like that are what made him who he was.
Additionally I spoke to him almost daily by phone and he was always a joy and a day brightener. I am so sorry he is gone - the world will be a far colder place without him in it. Rest peacefully, Jeff. You were one of the good guys and I will truly miss you.
July 9, 2020
Jeff was the best kind of neighbor anyone could want. He was always willing to run interference with the utility companies on our behalf when we were not at home. Jeff largely kept to himself, but could always be counted on for a friendly wave. My condolences go out to Jeff's friends and family, whom are surely grieving the loss of a genuinely good guy. Rest in peace, Jeff.
July 8, 2020
I am extremely saddened by Jeff’s passing. His passing is like getting hit by a freight train - your world comes to a complete stop and remains stopped. We shared so many experiences and memories over the 28 years that we know each other. He influenced my life in so many ways which remain to this day and am so grateful we met. My life forever changed that day in 1992. The emptiness and void I feel in my heart hurts and I know is shared by so many. Jeff was one of a kind. My sincere condolences to Cindy, her boys and their families. Jeff is in heaven with Nona, his father and ALL of his dogs and friends gone before him. I pray to God he is able to hear us all.
July 8, 2020
I am saddened by Jeff's passing. I have owned a nearby house since 2004, and always appreciated his kindness. Over the years we talked about home and yard innovations, and he was so friendly and helpful. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed by many who had the pleasure to know him.