Mr. Jimmy Leon Burnett, age 69, a resident of Midland, Texas, was called Home by Jesus on Monday, November 06, 2017, due to a massive heart attack after a long time battle with COPD.
Jimmy was born in Levelland, Texas to Garland Leon Burnett and Thelma Allene Merworth Burnett on October 15, 1948. He was a long-time resident of Sevier County before moving to Midland, Texas. He served in the United States Army from years May 1968 to May 1970. Jimmy’s work trade was a brick mason until early retirement due to his COPD. His religious preference was a Baptist. He loved making people laugh, singing, and playing his guitar that brought him great joy
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Sharon Nell Burnett Stewart, Brenda Allene Burnett, and Helen Ruth Burnett Williams; and a grandson, Matthew Leon Burnett.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Barron Burnett of Midland, Texas; his son, Marcus Leon Burnett and two daughters, Candace Michele Burnett Green and Lisa Gail Burnett all of Midland, Texas; four step-sons, Charlie Barron, Ray Barron, and Ardis Barron all of Midland, Texas and Joe Barron of San Angelo, Texas; two step-daughters, Lillie Barron Johnson of Midland and Gaynell Barron Cechvala of Verona, Mississippi; two brothers, Richard Garland Burnett of De Queen, Arkansas and Ron Williams of Dallas, Texas; five sisters, Doris Burnett Truitt of Lubbock, Texas, Karen Burnett Schmidt of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Belva Burnett Jones of De Queen, Arkansas, Pamela Sue Burnett of Lubbock, Texas, and Darlene Stegall of Fort Stockton, Texas; nine grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; one great-grandson; 19 step-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
After cremation in Midland, Texas there will be a graveside memorial service at Chapel Hill Cemetery on Sunday, November 19 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Services provided by Wilkerson Funeral Home. Family will be available at 1001 W. Janssen Ave. Lunch will be served at the Sr. Citizens Center in De Queen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, before the service.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.