In Loving Memory of

Michael Burnette


Michael Burnette, 59, of Hawthorne, FL died Friday, October 12, 2012. Michael was born in Chattanooga, TN and grew up in Ringgold, GA.

Mr. Burnette served in the US Army in Korea from 1972 to 1974. Michael was a Deputy for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Bradford County Sheriff’s Department and served from 1976 until he retired in 2004.

Michael is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Burnette of Hawthorne, a son, Michael Burnette of Hawthorne, daughters Kristy Lofton (Michael) and Izzy McPhail (Phillip) both of Melrose and his grandchildren, Haylee Ziegler, Mary Lofton, Landon Lofton, Kayla Ziegler, Kourtney McPhail, Justin Grimes, Ashley McPhail and Collin McPhail. Brother Jimmy Hosmer (Carol) of Menlo, GA, Aunt Geneva Busbee of Interlachen and several Nieces, Cousins and Nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 10:30am at the Lake Area Bible Church, 785 County Rd 214, Melrose, FL 32666.

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6 Responses

  1. Kathryn Hilterbrand(Bunch) at · Reply

    Mrs. Cathy, so very sorry to hear about your loss.

  2. Susan Lovitt at · Reply

    Kathy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Wish I had known this earlier.
    Mike I will let Trae know. Sorry for your loss.
    Susan, Trae and Sarah Lovitt

  3. Craig Walker at · Reply

    To the Burnette Family,
    Mike was a high school friend of mine. We played football together-he was the
    fullback, I was the running back. We had lots of fun! I will surely miss him. Please
    accept our deepest sympathy from me and my wife Nancy who also knew Mike.
    He was one of the best people that I have ever met on this earth.
    Craig and Nancy Walker Ringgold, GA

  4. Pat Rudden Risk Lambright at · Reply

    Kathy and family,

    I no longer live in Florida; however, I learned of Michael’s passing online. So sorry to hear about it. My love and sympathies to you and your family.


  5. Pam Lewallen at · Reply

    Kathy and family,
    I was so saddened to learn about Mike’s passing. I attended RHS with him and shared the same love of horses that Mike did as a teenager. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Pam (Tillman) Lewallen in Sale, Creek, TN

  6. Miller Norton at · Reply

    To the family and friends of Mike, I served with the Palatka Police Department while Mike was with the Sheriff’s Office. Occasionally our paths would cross. I will always remember Mike as a dedicated and sincere public servant. His professionalism and dedication to duty was very evident throughout his career. Great guy. He will be missed.

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