William (Bill) R. Burnett

DOB: August 12 1935                      DOD: January 11 2017 Bill was born in Hillsdale, Michigan to Melvin and Aileen Burnett. He married Darlene Burnett who passed in Aug 2015.

The love of his life was his wife Darlene and second love was Jazz. He was part of the Professor Plump Jazz Band for many years.  Retiring from 40 years of service as part of the Ford Motor Company Family and Employee out of the Bay Area and moving to Stockton Ca. where he retired a second time from the Ford family out of Elk Grove Ca.  He loved to travel his second home would have been Hawaii. Darlene and William travel once a year to the Midwest and Hawaii regularly. They loved their cat Haley and Misty.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Burnett and Aileen Burnett; and wife Darlene Burnett.

He is survived by younger brother: Doug (Sandra) Burnett; children: Debbie (Kevin) Freeman, Dale (Connie) McKenna; grandchildren: Anthony McKenna, Christina McKenna, Isabella Garcia, Marie Garcia, Alec Mays, Holly Mays, Devon Mays, Brian Freeman, Mathew Freeman, and Reese Freeman; nephew Tom (Maria) Rowe, Travis Rowe, and Jason Rowe; close friends: Martha, Elaine, Gerry, John, and Opal; and his cat/daughter: Haley Burnett.


Service will be held Wednesday January 25 at 7:30 P.M. at the Holy Cross United Methodist Church 1200 W Hammer Ln Stockton Ca. 95209.

Ashes will be laid in Half Moon Bay in March with close family and friends.