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John Burnett

John Burnett

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:57 pm

 The Messenger. 11.25.08

John Andrew Burnett, 44, of Paris, formerly of Union City, died at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis Nov. 24, 2008.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Paris First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Joe Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Paris.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.

White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be David Burden, Vic Marshall, Brent Young, Scott Critchlow, David Critchlow Jr., Bobby Davies, Brian Webb, Randall Minor and Al Oliver.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Parker, Clay Parker, Jim Burnett, Skipper White, Bart White, Rob Terrell, Dr. David Long, Portis Tanner, Phillip Clendenin, Ben Hassell, David Townes, Lee Pierce, Roger Veazy and John Taylor.

The family requests that memorials be made to the John Burnett Children’s Fund, in care of Commercial Bank in Paris or Union City.

He was born April 15, 1964, in Obion County, son of Peggy June (Hunter) Burnett of Union City and the late William Perry “Bill” Burnett Jr. He married the former Pam Smith Aug. 22, 1992. She survives. He was an insurance agent for Westan Insurance Agency in Paris and was a member of Paris First United Methodist Church; Paris Rotary Club, where he served as treasurer; Paris Chamber of Commerce, where he was past president; Paris Downtown Business Association, where he was also past president; and Paris Special School District school board. He was also past president of Paris-Henry County softball leagues and had been chairman of Ducks Unlimited Henry County chapter. He was also treasurer of Delta Waterfowl. He was an Eagle Scout and had been a member of the West Tennessee Council Board of Reviews.

Survivors also include his daughter, Kayla Brooke Burnett of Paris; his son, William Jay Burnett of Paris; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Perry and Linda Burnett and Wynn and Becky Burnett, all of Union City, and Hunter and Donna Burnett of New Haven, Conn.; his grandmother, Calvina (Joyner) Hunter Burnett of Union City; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.W. and Martha Smith of Paris; his brother-in-law, David Smith of Paris; his niece, Anna Burnett of New Haven; and five nephews, Luke Burnett, Ben Burnett and Braxton Burnett, all of Union City, Will Burnett of New Haven and David Smith of Paris.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site:

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