Robert "Bobby" Lee Burnett, age 80, of Newport, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a US Army veteran and retired from Detroit Gasket.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherline Burnett, parents, Vete and Marie Wood Burnett, and sister, Evelyn Jenkins.
He is survived by his son, Barry (Rachel) Burnett, grandchildren, Christopher Lee and Elizabeth Sherline Burnett, brother, Lloyd (Kay) Burnette, brother-in-law, Clayton Jenkins, nephews, Stan and Tim (Courtney) Burnette, great nieces, Chloe and Camille Burnette, and too many special family and friends to mention.
The family will receive friends Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 7:30pm with Pastor Glen Franklin officiating. Burial will take place Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:00am in Union Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association.
Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burnett family.