|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1928|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1999|
Tom was born in Stilwell, Oklahoma to William Riley "Bill" and Ora (Smith) Burnett. He departed this life August 27, 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 4 days. Tom was an old cowboy who rodeoed in his younger days and worked a on cattle ranch in Colorado. He was a truck driver for Stilwell Foods " Flowers Inc" for about 35 years before his retirement. When he was not working he was going coon huntin telling hunting stories and teacher the young guys how to hunt or navigate a semi truck through all the major cities in America "he new every curve, hill, speed trap and truck stop". After he retired he turned his hunting interest to rabbit hunting "listening to his beagles run" and doing a little trading for just about anything of value mostly just to visit "bs" with friends and family. He had been on the Stilwell City Council for a few years when he suffered a stroke at home and after a major heart attack while in the hospital he was not able to recover from, we lost him on August 9, 1999 at St. Johns in Tulsa. He is survived by his wife Sue (Powell) Burnett, three sons Tommy Dale and wife Betty of Colorado, Russell Dean Burnett of Minnesota, Ronnie Gene and wife Pam of Stilwell, two daughters Rhonda Nell Burnett of Stilwell and LaDonna Lynn and husband Clifton Brannon of Moody, Ok. Four step-children Joe and wife Velma Cashion of Lost City, Ok., Jackie and husband Lester of Lamm of Washington, Ronnie and wife Bonnie Cashion of Tahlequah,Ok., David and wife Annie Davenport of Stilwell, Ok. grandchildren Russell Dean Jr. and his older Diana of Oklahoma City, Amanda Burnett Katina Burnett, Jeff Renzelman, Nicholas Taylor-Burnett all of Colorado. Buck Burnett of Minnesota. Melanie Dawn Burnett of Tahlequah, Ok., Dylan Gene Burnett-Fuson and Cody James Burnett of Stilwell, Ok. and Heath Weston Brannon of Moody, Ok. Tom was a one of a kind original character always with a quick and to the point reply to any question or situation. He had these "sayins" and phrases that have stuck in my head "good and bad" and shaped my life for the better, he is missed every day by many!
William Riley Burnett (1889 - 1961)
Zepora Smith Burnett (1896 - 1967)
Dorothy Belle Carter Burnett (1932 - 1966)*
Raymond Jessie Burnett (1912 - 1912)*
Winnie Elizabeth Burnett Mathews (1914 - 1989)*
Dessie Delilah Burnett Mathews (1917 - 2004)*
Susie Nellie Burnett (1920 - 1937)*
John Dee Burnett (1922 - 1997)*
Effie Imogene Burnett Allen (1926 - 2004)*
William Tom Burnett (1928 - 1999)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: still on the rabbit trail at Chalk Bluff community , Adair County, Ok.
Created by: R Burnett
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103160472