Kenneth Stephen Burgett – Kenny, age 63, born April 5, 1957 in Arlington, Texas died peacefully in his sleep on December 15, 2020. He was an Adjunct Professor for Tarrant County College. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Tommy Burgett of Alba, Texas; two nephews, Steven Arrizola and Jonathan Arrizola; and great nephew, Caden Taylor. Kenny is survived by his brother, Randy Burgett and wife Nina; sisters, Sharon Arrizola and husband Alex; and sister, Gena Robbins; niece, Cari Burgett Stephens and husband Ken and great-nephew, Austin,and great-niece Brooke; niece, Haley Burgett Birkelbach and husband Zack and great nieces, Kamdyn and Kyler, and great-nephew, Krew Birkelbach; neice, Lindsey Burgett Hayes and husband Jason and great-nephews, Nathan and Preston Hayes; nephew, Jeremey Arrizola and wife JaNice and great nieces, Jaden, Jayla and Jordyn, and great nephews, Jacob, Michael and Ryan Arrizola; niece, Heather Robbins Hays and husband Brian, and great nephews, Brennan and Hanson Hays; niece, Erica Robbins Salyer and husband Dustin and great nephew, Cameron and great niece Paige Taylor. Kenny was quite the character. He loved people, was generous with what little he had, never complained and a great storyteller. He attended Sam Houston High School until the second quarter of his senior year but did not graduate with the class of 1975. He obtained his GED, served in the US Navy, achieved an undergrad degree and a master's degree in creative writing from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

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  1. Kenny, there are no words.
    You were strong, smart, witty, sensitive, caring and talanted.
    You loved and were loved.
    A piece of my heart goes with you.
    All My Love Sweetheart 💓
    Sharon xxxxxxx

  2. So many memories but one of my favorites was at Billy Bob’s. I saw him come in and he didn’t know we were there. I went all the way around so I could come up behind him. I pushed his Hoss Cartwright hat as far down as it would go. Good thing I was a brother he only gave me a bear hug that almost broke ribs Love you bubba, you will be missed.

  3. Kenny, even though we had only gotten reacquainted in the last year, it was a pleasure rekindling an old friendship. Godspeed to you brother and we will see you again one day. You can relax about getting your passport again. Approved!
    Jimmy Love
    Midlothian, TX

  4. Kenny! There are so many stories and fond memories. I loved you like a dad. You were so funny and kind and loving. You will forever be in my heart. I miss you so much. Love you forever sweet friend.
    Melissa (& Caboose)

  5. Sincere condolences to my Burgett family. My heart’s heavy with grief. Kenny was a charismatic, loving, humble, playful soul… gone too soon. I look back on fond memories of our young & carefree married years together, and our forty year friendship.
    RIP my dear Kenny. God’s speed. I’ll carry you in my heart forever. ❤

    One if Kenny’s many favorite artists & songs; Leon Russell, A Song For You
    https://youtu.be/wD-eCn2vbsU

    Photos;
    1. Kenny @ 28/29, c. ’85/’86
    2. Just months before we met THERE; Kenny @ 23yrs old
    c. Feb ’80, @ NRMC San Diego – Medical Barracks, Contest; “Who can stand on 2 wheels the longest?” Tex/Kenny!

  6. You were like a brother to me. Living with you and my other cousins as a child I truly experienced the love and joy of a large family. I still can’t believe so many of us lived in that small house on Randolph. After my mom and I moved, when there would be a family gathering, we would always be lobbying for one of us to spend the night with the other. As adults we drifted apart but it was always great to see you. At some point the conversation would turn to music, something we were both passionate about, and you would always have a great song or music video to suggest. And I will always smile when I think about when I last saw you, Christmas of 2019, and you shared your “unique” take on religion. If you shared that with others then I’m sure they are smiling too. I will miss you.

  7. We met online many years ago formed a friendship..Tex was very easy to get along with so many stories. His singing ,his novel. We met a few years later while he was living in Ireland he spent an Easter with me and my family ..A gentle giant you are now with your beloved mum and dad whom you talked so often . Christy Moore’s song Smoke and strong whiskey comes to mind. RIP Tex
    💕 Lib..

  8. My friendship was about as close as they come. Over the last 30 or so years we’ve worked and played together all over the metroplex and Europe. He loved music from the bottom of his heart and would always try to open my mind to different bands to help make me a more well-rounded musician. From the moment I got him his first computer, he discovered a whole world of friends online that turned out to be actual friends. He would tell you that his life would not be as enriched if not for the kindness and generosity of others. When he was young he was a real scrapper and got so much joy out of playing pool and being obnoxious. After years went by his joy came from telling stories and entertaining anyone who would listen. He loved just about everyone that he came in contact with and would help in any way that he could. He always has great plans and only knew one method of trying to achieve them…swing for the fences. I miss him dearly and nothing has been, or ever will be the same.

  9. My friendship was about as close as they come. Over the last 30 or so years we’ve worked and played together all over the metroplex and Europe. He loved music from the bottom of his heart and would always try to open my mind to different bands to help make me a more well-rounded musician. From the moment I got him his first computer, he discovered a whole world of friends online that turned out to be actual friends. He would tell you that his life would not be as enriched if not for the kindness and generosity of others. When he was young he was a real scrapper and got so much joy out of playing pool and being obnoxious. After years went by his joy came from telling stories and entertaining anyone who would listen. He loved just about everyone that he came in contact with and would help in any way that he could. He always has great plans and only knew one method of trying to achieve them…swing for the fences. I miss him dearly and nothing has been, or ever will be the same.

  10. My friendship was about as close as they come. Over the last 30 or so years we’ve worked and played together all over the metroplex and Europe. He loved music from the bottom of his heart and would always try to open my mind to different bands to help make me a more well-rounded musician. From the moment I got him his first computer, he discovered a whole world of friends online that turned out to be actual friends. He would tell you that his life would not be as enriched if not for the kindness and generosity of others. When he was young he was a real scrapper and got so much joy out of playing pool and being obnoxious. After years went by his joy came from telling stories and entertaining anyone who would listen. He loved just about everyone that he came in contact with and would help in any way that he could. He always has great plans and only knew one method of trying to achieve them…swing for the fences. I miss him dearly and nothing has been, or ever will be the same.

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