David W. Burnsed
David William Burnsed, M.D., 78, of Leesburg, FL died Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Leesburg. David was born in Jacksonville, FL to James Dewey Burnsed and Marie Rowe Burnsed and grew up in Glen Saint Mary, FL. After graduating valedictorian from Baker County High School, he received a Bachelors of Science in Physics from University of Florida, where he also pursued his medical degree. After graduating from medical school, David completed a surgical internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Lexington. In 1968 he joined the U.S. Air Force as a member of the Medical Corps and a flight surgeon stationed at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. In July 1971 he began his surgical residency at the University of Arkansas where he served as Chief Resident three years later. After completing his residency in 1975, he moved to Leesburg to start a surgical practice and join the medical staff of Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC), a position he held for over 46 years. David became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1978. He held a variety of positions at LRMC to include Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the medical staff, as well as a member of the LRMC Board of Directors for 13 years. David was an accomplished artist and classical pianist.

David was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dewey Burnsed. He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Nan North Burnsed; sisters Irma Green and Jeanette (Ed) Brown; sister-in-law Lynn Reeves; son Benjamin (Ashley) Burnsed of Conway, Arkansas; daughter Anne (Thomas) Pellerin of Saint Germain en Laye, France; grandchildren Ian, Luke, Jacob, Arthur, Annabelle, and Owen.

A Memorial Service will be held at Morrison Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St., Leesburg on Saturday, April 10 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Forward Paths, P.O. Box 492109, Leesburg, Florida 34749.

Condolences can be offered online at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL
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Published by Orlando Sentinel from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2021.
Memorial service
Morrison Methodist Church
1005 W. Main St., Leesburg, Florida
Funeral services provided by:
Beyers Funeral Home
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Most beautiful service. He is with the angels now!
BJ and Rich Bahus
April 10, 2021
Dr. Burnsed was such a kind individual and a gifted surgeon. I remember coming in the OR for surgery on Mondays and we would greet each other at the scrub sink. He was always smiling, and would say the same thing to me each morning as we prepared for our day:"Another opportunity to serve." He will be greatly missed.
Lynne Beasley, RN
April 9, 2021
The Wesley Family
April 9, 2021
I was saddened to learn of Dr. David's passing when reminiscing with Mandy Cauthen Knox and their wedding 7 years ago last weekend. Nan and Dr. David included me in a lovely dinner party that week where I was given a tour of Dr. David's beautiful art and enjoyed the best laughs over Nan's chiffon dress story. Those are wonderful memories for me and I extend my thoughts to Nan, her family, and all the Silver Lake friendships that share in the loss Dr. David.
Glenn Martin Olsen, Tampa
April 6, 2021
Was sadden to learn of Dr. Burnsed's passing. I had the honor to work with him in surgery at Leesburg medical center. He was a fine surgeon and was always appreciative of the staff working with him. The good Lord needed a surgeon in heaven and he called on Dr. Burnsed. My deepest condolences to his family on his loss.
Gisela Harper formerly of Leesburg.
April 5, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. It is said, nurses know good doctors and Dr. Burnsed was one of the best! His knowledge and compassion will be missed.
Herman Hale, R.N.
April 5, 2021
David was a special man In so many ways. You two were meant to be. We knew that from the very beginning. What a blessing God brought you together. No words can express your loss. We pray for God´s grace and comfort to surround your precious family.
Sandra and Doug Gifford
April 3, 2021