William Henry Burnette, 84 of Wheatfield, passed away on March 16, 2014. He was born on Sept. 13, 1929, in Breckinridge County, Ky., to Jesse and Audrey (Sapp) Burnette, both deceased.
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William attended Ellsworth High School and enlisted in the Army where he proudly served his country. William was a member of the Army Tank Corp. and served in Germany during the Korean War. On November 29, 1953, in LeRoy, Il William married the love of his life Shirley. Together they shared 60 years together and had 5 children. William worked for 40 years in the Grain Industry. He worked for Jones Elevator and Jasper County Farm Bureau Co-op. William was baptized in the Baptist Church in Kentucky.
William is survived by his loving children; Curtis Burnette, Montpelier, Ind., Linda Scott (Jerry), West Lafayette, Alan Burnette (Kassandra) Bufford, Ga, and Daniel Burnette, Frankfort, Ind; grandchildren, Sarah and Holly Bennett, Megan and Brent (Amber) Burnette; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Suttle, Bloomington, Ill., and Naomi (Wayne) Wyant, Arrowsmith, Ill., and Jesse "Laverne" Cavitt, Bloomington, Ill.
William was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Rebecca Ann; sister, Bernice Jones; and brother, Vernon Lee Burnette.
Friends may call on Wednesday, March 19, from 3 - 8 p.m., at Jackson Funeral Service in DeMotte. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m., at Jackson Funeral Service in DeMotte with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will take place at the Memory Gardens of Rensselaer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Jackson Funeral Service
200 3Rd St Sw Demotte, IN 46310
Published in Kankakee Valley Post News from Mar. 18 to Apr. 17, 2014