Clifford "Gus" Ross Burnett

July 10, 1952 - September 14, 2015
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Cliff “Gus” Burnett departed this life on September 14th, 2015, with loved ones by his side.

Cliff lived on Bolivar Peninsula with his wife, Jacque, and his dogs, Casino and Buck. Cliff was a master electrician (known as “Cliff the Electrician”) by trade, but he was an avid fisherman by heart. He had a reputation as the best shark tooth finder, and he loved his early morning beach combing. Cliff landed on the Crystal Beach shores after having lived as far away as Hawaii and Nevada (yes, a gold digger). He graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene and spent many years in the Fort Worth / Granbury area.

Cliff will be greatly missed by his family: wife, Jacque; brother, Richard (pre-Ike CB resident); best fishing buddy and brother, Ray, on the canal; sister, Anita; and numerous much-loved nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance and celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at the Crystal Beach Community Church, 1020 Diamond Road, in Crystal Beach. Visitation will be held 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, September 18th, and the funeral service will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, September 19th, with a reception to follow.

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Born: July 10, 1952
Died: September 14, 2015

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Elizabeth Reid posted on 11/30/-1

Cliff.... We all love and will miss you. I know I will see you again when my time comes. Say hello to everyone up there for me. Don't worry, I will help take care of Jacque for you... lol! Rest in Peace and catch some big fish!!!


Robyn Hamerly posted on 11/30/-1

We'll miss you dearly, Cliff...and we love you and are here for you with anything we can do, Jacque


Tom Maness Jr posted on 11/30/-1

R.I.P. Cliff Many good times over the years. FISH with the Angels and may peace be with you!


Jennifer & Steve Hernandez posted on 11/30/-1

So sad to learn of Cliff's passing. Praying for you and your family.


Julie and Glenn Campbell posted on 11/30/-1

Cliff will truly be missed as much as he was loved. We have known Cliff and Jacque many years. He worked as hard as he played (fishing). Every time I called Cliff and needed him for electrical work he never hesitated to come and do the job - very dependable and great at his profession. He knew his "stuff". Yes Cliff you are a special guy and you will be a special angel in heaven - until we meet again~~~~~