Robert ‘Bobby’ Douglas Burnett



Robert (Bobby) Douglas Burnett, 39, of Crothersville, IN, passed away unexpectedly at Scott Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Bobby was born Friday, February 5, 1982, in Lodi, CA to John William Burnett and Dara Louise (Schlueter) Burnett. Bobby was a 2000 Crothersville High School graduate. He started his career in the tool &dye industry at Decatur Mold Tool &Engineering, Inc. He was mainly self-taught, mathematically gifted, and then continued to work in the tool &dye industry for 20 years. Bobby spent his summers as a teen with his dad and his uncle Russell, mining for gold in the California mountains. He was a “jack of all trades” and a mechanic who was always lending a hand to anyone who needed help. Bobby loved riding and working on his motorcycle. When he first started riding motorcycles, he was given the nickname, “Grape Ape”. He enjoyed raising his goats and all his animals, golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors. Bobby liked going to the sale barn on Saturday mornings and stopping at Goodwill for bargains. He loved spoiling his nieces and nephews by buying new toys. He had so many more friends than family but to Bobby, they were all family. His daughters were his world. Survivors include, his mother, Dara Louise Burnett of Crothersville, IN, 3 daughters, Alexandra “Allie” Burnett, Emma Burnett, and Ella Burnett, all of Austin, IN, 4 siblings, Heather (Nicholas) McIntosh of Crothersville, IN, Rachelle (Todd) Spencer of Jeffersonville, IN, Brandon Burnette of Crothersville, IN, and John “Lil John” Burnett of Lodi, CA, nieces &nephews, Isaiah &Nikaila McIntosh, Camden, Harper, &Grayson Spencer, 1 great niece, Addy and 1 uncle, Jack Burnett of Lodi, CA. Bobby was preceded in death by his dad, John William Burnett on December 18, 2016, grandparents, Dick &Dottie Schlueter, J.W. and Wanda Burnett, &uncles, Douglas Schlueter &Russell Burnett. Pastor David Schill will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Adams Family Funeral Home &Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, December 31, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home &Crematory in Crothersville. Memorial donations may be given to the family for funeral expenses or to his girls for their college fund c/o Adams Family Funeral Home &Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229. Log onto for online condolences and to view a memorial video.

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