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1949 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Thomas C. Reed Burnsed

February 22, 2013

Thomas Reed Burnsed passed away late Friday afternoon at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs.

Tom was born June 26,1949 in Battle Creek, MI.

Tom moved to Sanibel Island, FL from Orlando, FL in 1980 with his "adoptive" family. He was a long time and well loved resident and, was known around the Island as "Coconut Tom".

In 2002, the family moved to Fort Myers, FL where Tommy lived with Jim and Dall Burnsed until his death.

Tommy worked as first mate on Jim's charter boat. He also loved to make and sell pot holders. He enjoyed fishing in tournaments with Jim and was proud of the trophies they won.

Tommy loved everyone, and he was always happy to make a new friend. Tommy was a blessing from God and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Tommy is survived by many members of his "adoptive" family including his parents, Jim and Dall Burnsed, his brother, Jimmy Burnsed, his brother in-law and sister, Steve & Tracy (Burnsed) Brewer, his brother in-law and sister, Robert & Amy (Burnsed) McKay, his grandparents, M.G. & Sara Burnsed, his nephews, Brian, Timothy, and Zachary Palmese, his nieces, Abigail and Carly McKay and, many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 28,2013 at Winkler Road Baptist Church in Ft. Myers. There will be a viewing at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6:30.

Published in The News-Press from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013
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