James  Burnette

Obituary of James Monroe Burnette

James “Jim” Monroe Burnette, 78, passed away January 18, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Jim was born June 1, 1941 in Paris, Arkansas to the late Ila Faye Irvin and Lester Burnette. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Lillian Burnette; second wife, Eileen Burnette and son, James Burnette, Jr. Survivors include his daughters, Pat Gruner of Winston-Salem, NC, Sally Burnette (Linda) of Kernersville, NC and Jamie Austin (Joe) of Fountain Valley, CA; grandchildren, Rachel Gruner of Charlotte, NC, Jake Austin and Avery Austin of Fountain Valley, CA. Following graduation from high school, Jim served his country honorably in the US Marine Corp. He enjoyed a long career and retired from Laborers Union in California. Jim was a lifelong Christian and loved the Lord. Services for Jim will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter in his memory.
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