Charlie Thomas Burnette,8 6 of Trinidad, TX passed away on April 8, 2017 in Dallas. He was born on July 29, 1930 to A.C. Burnette and Evelyn Averett Burnette in Salem, NC.
Charlie joined the US Navy on Aug 6, 1947. He spent four years in the Navy serving on the USS Pasadena, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, and China Service Medal.
Charlie was married to the love of his life and soul mate Lillian Gene Moore for 50 years before her passing. Together they raised three wonderful children.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Gene Moore Burnette, parents A.C. Burnette and Evelyn Burnette, daughter Sherrie May Burnette, brothers William Burnette, Earl Burnette, and Gene Burnette.
Charlie’s legacy lives on through his children Tommy Burnette and wife Loretta, Terry Burnette and wife Donna, Dawn Burnette Knowles, grandchildren Nathan Thomas Knowles, Taylor Ray Burnette, Savannah Michelle Burnette Williams & Justin, brother J.C. Burnette and Ellen and sister Beth Hall.
Visitation will be Friday April 14, 2017 from 12-1 PM at The First United Methodist Church, Trinidad. The service will follow at 1 PM with Perry Hoover officiating.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Knowles, Taylor Burnette, Justin Williams, Casey Sloan, John Webb, and Tim Schneider.
Interment will be at Mankin Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX.
In lieu of flowers the family would like for memorials to be made payable to the VA Fisher House. Please send to the attention of the VA Fisher House 4500 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216