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John Burnett

Chipley, Florida

Mar 21, 1957 – Feb 14, 2020 (Age 62)


March 21, 1957
February 14, 2020
Chipley, Florida


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Obert Funeral Home - Chipley Obituary

Obert Funeral Home

1556 Brickyard Road

Chipley, Florida 32428




On February 14, 2020 John Burnett was able to proclaim he had fought the good fight, he had finished his race and he had kept the faith; a crown of righteousness is now his.

John was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Evelyn Burnett, infant sister, Monte Sue Burnett, brothers, Ron and Richard Burnett, and infant grandson, Zachary Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen who he loved with every breath he took. His children that he prayed for and always supported, Wendy (Dewayne) Wheeler, Steven Ray, Tabatha (Marc) Smith, and Jonathan (Jessica) Burnett.

The true delights of his heart, grandchildren, Kayley (Tyler) Bowman, Jordan Wheeler, Bryce Ray, Gracie Ray, Luke Smith and Wyatt Burnett.

His childhood companions and stars of his retold memories brothers, Harry Burnett, Steve (Jeannie)Burnett, Bill (Gail) Burnett, Sisters-in-law Linda Burnett and Pat Burnett.

He is also survived by siblings created by marriage but cherished all the same Debbie (Myrt) Donnahoo, Michelle (David)McAlhaney, Jerry (Karen) Donnahoo), and Terri (Doug)Basch. He also has numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members who knew and loved him.

John was a Deacon at Alford Baptist Church and had a heart burdened for those going through difficult times. He loved people without judgement. He had a prayer that all would see the change Jesus had made in his life and would come to know the Savior.

The light of our family has dimmed a little with his loss, but Heaven has gotten a whole lot brighter with his arrival.

A celebration of John’s life and homegoing will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2 pm at Alford Baptist Church, Alford, FL with Brother Bob Johnson officiating. The family will have a time of visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Obert Funeral Home, Chipley, FL.

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Please know I am there in spirit! John was so special, I will miss his wonderful smile and loving hugs.

You are truly going to be missed Uncle Johnny! Til we meet again love Terri

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. There are no words great enough to comfort you, but we love you and are always here for you.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.