Mr. Walter Lee Burnett, age 84 of Alexandria, TN passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Burnett was born October 2, 1928 in Atlanta, GA the son of the late John Elder Burnett and Pearl O’Kelley. He married Dorothy Louise Gray Burnett on June 11, 1948 and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2010. He was also preceded in death by Three Siblings; Benjamin Burnett, Jimmy Burnett, and Juanita Screws, Niece; Pat Pittman, and Great Granddaughter; McKinsey Grace Cannon. Mr. Burnett owned and operated Burnett’s Dental Lab in Atlanta until 1980, when he moved to Alexandria. After moving to Alexandria he opened his Dental Lab and operated it there until his death. He was a member of Atlanta First Church of the Nazarene until moving to Alexandria and becoming a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church.
Mr. Burnett is survived by Three Children; Danny (Rebecca) Burnett of Dowelltown, TN, Louise (Lloyd) Dyer of Alexandria, TN, Sharon (Sam) Cooke of Alexandria, TN. Seven Grandchildren; Justin Burnett of Dowelltown, TN, Jeremy (Cindy) Burnett of Antioch, TN, Keith Cannon of Cookeville, TN, Tracy (Leslie) Cannon of Dowelltown, TN, Brandon Dyer of Alexandria, TN, Sunny (Joe) Hunt of Dacula, GA, and Spencer Lee Hatchett of Lawrenceville, GA. Special Friend; Brenda Cannon of Cookeville, TN. Two Step Grandchildren; Lisa (Todd) Hieatt of Cookeville, TN and Denise (Brian) Hiatt of Franklin, TN. Five Great Grandchildren; Madelene Lee Burnett, Peyton Cannon, Devin Cannon, Noah Cannon, and Hunter Bryce Cannon.
Funeral Services for Mr. Burnett are scheduled to be conducted 1PM, Friday, July 19, 2013 at Alexandria First Baptist Church. Bro. Billie Friel will officiate and Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation with the Burnett family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 2PM to 8PM and on Friday at Alexandria First Baptist Church after 11AM.