Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Bobby Ray, “Fire,” Burnett of Cherokee, passed away on July 25, 2020, at the age of 66. He was born on August 01, 1953, in Mason, Texas, to Arch and Pauline Nicholas Burnett. He was the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Mason High School in 1971 and attended Angelo State University where he received a Bachelor of Business degree and later earned a teaching certification in secondary social studies education. While attending ASU, he met and married the love of his life, Marty (Lethco) Burnett. Their 45-year marriage produced two sons, Robert and Luke, and for the rest of his life you could always find him supporting his sons at whatever activity the boys were involved in. During the 90’s, that meant lots of Boy Scouts, towing kids all over Lake LBJ, hunting, fishing, youth sports, time at the ranch, and rooting for his Dallas Cowboys. Later, that meant trips around the country to help Marty with family genealogical research and attending Professional Bull Riding events.