Robert Leldon Burnett, 80 of Abernathy passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was born May 25, 1938 to Robert E. and Louise (Jones) Burnett in Hale Center, Texas. Robert married Ernestine (Blackwell) Burnett on December 23, 1955 in Abernathy. He owned his own business working as a plumber. Robert served as the Mayor of Abernathy in 2002 and helped build the new City Hall and worked on designing the city park in Abernathy. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Robert was a member of Justiceburg Community Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Ernestine; daughters, Sherlyn Boyd and husband Dennis, Clayla Burnett; sons, Robert Burnett and wife Carol Ann, James Burnett and wife Linda; brother, Jim Burnett and wife Lucrecia; sister, Mary Davis; eleven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise; sister, Linda Nichols; brother-in-law, Calvin Davis; grandson, Jimmy Burnett.