Eton H Burnett

Eton H Burnett passed away October 8th, 2022 after a brief stay in the hospital. He was born in Jamaica April 30, 1944. His parents Austin Albert and Iris Mae preceded him in death.

Eton started his long career with Exxon Mobile in Jamaica as a technician when a refinery was built in the early 1960’s. He migrated to the USA in 1965 and joined the Air Force for 4 years. In 1970, he rejoined Exxon at the Bayway Refinery. He worked as a field inspector in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 1975, he accepted a loan assignment with Alyeska Pipeline Company in Valdez, Alaska for the Valdez Terminal Project.

In 1977, Eton accepted his second project assignment to Baytown, where the Olefins Plant Project was being built. Over the life at BOP, he was a team member on major projects that built all 17 furnaces. In 1984 he accepted a start-up assignment to Fife Ethylene Plant in Scotland for 2 years.

In 1998, Eton was assigned to the Singapore Chemical Complex project as a field engineer for the furnaces. He followed that construction to Malaysia where the modules were built and then shipped to Singapore.

He retired in September 2001 with 34 years of service.

He leaves behind his loving wife Pat of 52 years, sons Christopher Mark and his wife Sasha and their son Bryce Austin, and Jon Paul, his sisters Beverly Hart and Jeanette Tomlinson and his brother-in-law Richard, nephews Steven Hart and Scott Hart and Keven and Ryan Tomlinson. He also leaves behind many good friends and his best friend, Baylee the dog.


  1. Our sincerest condolences for you and the family at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. The Randolph family is wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. May the sorrow you feel in your heart be lightened by the love that surrounds you.

    Dr. & Mrs. Lynwood Randolph
  2. Mrs. Pat I was sorry to hear of Mr. Eton’s passing. I always enjoyed his teasing me about my shortness and we would laugh because he was twice my height. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Senorita Sandra Flores
  3. Pat,
    Kathy and I are deeply saddened by Elton’s passing. We have shared so many good times together. Please know that you and the rest of your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
    Frank and Kathy

    Frank & Kathy Binetti
  4. Pat and family,

    We are saddened by the loss of Eton. Our families have engaged in many events and activities together ( weddings, travel, entertainment, dining, golfing, work opportunities and challenges). Eton was at the center of those shared activities and would often say “It don’t get no better than this!”.

    May our God of peace and comfort grant peace and comfort to you and family and friends as we mourn the loss and celebrate the life Eton lived.

    You and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With much love,
    George and Mary McCleskey

    George and Mary McCleskey
  5. Pat,
    We were so sad to hear of Eton’s passing. Although we have not seen each other in quite a while, we remember the good times we had together. One of the highlights,
    was that great trip the 4 of us took to Jamaica, and Eton being our tour guide around
    the Island. Our deepest and sincere condolences to you, and your family.
    George and Lila Rosen

    George & Lila Rosen
  6. Pat,so sorry to hear about the passing o Eton.What a wonderful workmate Eton was.We shared lots of wonderful hours together to help keep Exxon running.My thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.Carl Chaffin

    Carl Chaffin
  7. Pat,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. I first met you and Eton when I was a little girl, and have many fond memories of y’all, including most recently at our vow renewal last May. Know that you (and Baylee) are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Angie and Tad

    Angela Thompson
  8. Burnett Family,
    My prayers are with you. Met Eton at Baytown Olefins Plant and eventhough his large physical frame was intimidating, he was the most gentle and humble individual that I have ever met. May he rest in peace. God Bless

    Jose G. Carreno
  9. Pat,
    Our prayers are with you and your family. We have had 40 years of loving friendship. Eton was like a brother to us. You have our deepest sympathy and love.
    Rosa and Fred Thompson

    Rosa Thompson
  10. Mrs. Burnett,
    You have my deepest and most sincere condolences as you and your husband have meant so much to me over the past 30+ years. Please know I am available if there is anything you need. God Bless and be with you!

    Leonard Randolph

    Leonard Randolph
  11. Pat
    We were saddened to hear of Eton’s passing and our heartfelt condolences go out to you and family. May happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time, and in the years to come.
    Love & blessings.
    Andria & Frank Martin

    Andria Martin
  12. Pat,
    Sorry to hear about Eton’s passing. He lived an amazing life. You guys had a great marriage/friendship that I always admired. May your grief be tempered with fond memories of a life well lived.
    God bless,
    Ron Escoffery

    Ronald Escoffery

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