Billy Dell Burnett

billy burnett

May 7, 1937 ~ September 29, 2023

Born in: Emory, Texas
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Billy Dell Burnett passed away suddenly on September 29, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born on May 7, 1937, to Ira O’Dell Burnett and Tempest Vail in Emory, Texas. Billy loved the outdoor life and especially the mountains. He worked in the Retail Jewelry Business with Zales Jewelry for many years and retired as an Insurance Storm Claims Adjustor, but what Billy loved most was being a father, grandfather, husband and brother. The examples he set and the lessons he taught Matt, Billy and Shawn about kindness, compassion and humility will live on. Billy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janis Burnett; sons, Matthew (Lauren) Burnett, William A. Burnett; stepson, Shawn (Carol) Headrick; brothers, Burk, Jimmie, Leo (Joanne), and Leon (Mary); and sisters, Sharon (Michael) and Vicki (Danny); grandchildren, Chris, Jeremy, Alex, William M., Jack; step grandchildren, Leslie, Michelle, Elizabeth and Sarah; numerous step great-grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives in Texas. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A Celebration of Life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado on November 4, 2023, at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held on November 19, 2023, at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 13990 Gleneagle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

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  1. Jan, I did not know your husband, however I know he must have been a good man. Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. You spent a long time caring for your dear husband. Know that I am thinking about you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call me. Sending all my love. Karen Bailey

  2. Bill was such a treasured supportive friend over many, many years. He was so very kind and compassionate, interested in and curious about so many things, and one of the best storytellers I’ve known. The world has lost a great man. My love and condolences to Jan and all of Bill’s family; he loved you all so much.

  3. Such a long time friend we were roommates in 1967 and stayed in touch through the years. He will be missed. Sad he is know longer with us.

  4. Dear Jan and family,

    Thinking of all of you.
    Jan, I know he loved you dearly for taking such good care of him. I hope you all will be able to spread his ashes in the mountains that he loved.

    love, Eileen

    his ashes in the mountains that he loved.

  5. Jan
    I was so sorry to read about Bill’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed. Would love to catch up with you if you would like.
    Take care of yourself!

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