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Eugene Burnett

February 1, 1961 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 60)


Elmer Eugene Burnett, 60, of Brazil, Indiana peacefully fell asleep in death January 20, 2022 at home in Brazil, IN surrounded by his loved ones (present with him and on the phone). He was lovingly cared for by Kindred Hospice of Terre Haute. He was born February 1, 1961, in Greencastle, Indiana, he was the son of Elmer L. and Louella (Finchum) Burnett.

Eugene was the Jack of all trades... and he did master some. There wasn't much he couldn't do in the way of carpentry, vehicle mechanics, hunting, fishing and most of all professional "treasure hunting."

He was preceded in death by his father Elmer, brother Wayne, nephews Steven and Andrew. Also by his award winning coon dogs Burnett's Red Ginger and Burnett's Red Rocky. He is survived by daughter Nikki Church and son-in-law Thad of Brazil. Mother Lou Burnett of Fillmore. Grandchildren Amelia, Arleigh, Nathan & Mea. Grand Doggers Callie, Briggs, Bella, Daisy, Ruby and Romeo. He is also survived by siblings Janet Kennedy of Cunot, Steve Burnett and wife Sara of Rockville and Sheryl Bradford of Campbellsville, Ky. Uncle Blue Gene was also survived by 7 nieces, 3 nephews and several adopted nieces and nephews. Plus more family, adopted family and friends that meant so much to him.

Eugene always loved to make people laugh. He didn't care if he made a spectacle of himself or not he was going to find a way to brighten your day. He always had silly sayings like "Am are ducks, "you silly boy." "exactly the same, only different," "I got it from the gettin place, if you would have been there you'd have got one too." Eugene also made up nicknames for everyone. Some favorites were Corn Doggie, Buford T & Lora P Hoopinsticker, Arnold, Boingy, Lips, Ears, Pearl, Hand Bag, and several that can't be mentioned (you know who you are!)

For years Eugene took his family and extended family on a yearly tradition camping trip on Memorial Day weekend. They went fishing, boating, four wheeler riding, listened to the Indy 500 and cooked all the fish over a open fire that were caught that day. These special memories with Eugene are still brought up regularly in the family. The Wabash River Park in Montezuma will always hold a special place in our heart, it reminds us of all the fun adventures with him. He will be dearly missed by so many.

Cremation was entrusted to Samaritan Funeral Home. There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be set at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his daughter Nikki through PayPal to assist with funeral expenses and the celebration of life. Online condolences may be made at this time to and

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