James "Verl" Burnette, 93, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in his home.
He was born July 12, 1917, in Burns Holler, the son of Thomas and Annie Viola (McNabb) Burnette. On Jan. 7, 1949, in Bentonville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Lavon Dodson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2005. Also preceding him in death were: his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Brice and Gaylord Burnette; and one sister, Maxine Blythe.
Survivors include: one son, Gerald "Pete" Burnette and his wife, Terry, of Washburn; two daughters, Betty Sparkman and her husband, Dave, of Cassville, and Barbara Snyder and her husband, Wayne, of Washburn; one sister, Lorene Davis, of Eagle Rock; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He received his education at Washburn. He received his Lord as Savior at a young age and was of the Baptist faith. During World War II, he was honored to serve in the United States Army as a staff sergeant. For several years, he was employed for Dairy Craft in Monett. For 12 years, he worked at Roaring River State Park.
Graveside services were held Friday at Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Bob Lawrence conducted the services.
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