David A. Burnett, the son of the late David Francis and Bernice Orton Burnett, was born in Birmingham, Ala., on May 11, 1940, and died at his home in Dexter on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the age of 68.
Mr. Burnett had lived in Dudley before moving to Dexter seven years ago. He had retired from Tyson where he was a chicken house manager. He was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
On Feb. 1, 1960, he was married to Jean Smith in New Madrid.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Burnett of Dexter; three sons, David Allen Burnett, Bobby Burnett and Gary Burnett, all of Dexter; one daughter, Sharon Kay Henderson of Dexter; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Burnett of Buckeye, Ariz., and Darrell Burnett of Springfield; six sisters, Barbara Carter of Bernie, Goldie Mason of Phoenix, Ariz., Pat Waldrup of Little Rock, Ark., Lalie Ferguson of Buckeye, Ariz., Jackie Ferguson of Dexter, and Connie Smith of Malden.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Gott; and one sister, Anita Courtie.
Visitation will be held after 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, at Dexter Cemetery.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.