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James H. 'Skeeter' Burnett Jr. of Norris City, formerly of Carmi

  • James H. "Skeeter" Burnett Jr.

    James H. "Skeeter" Burnett Jr.

 
updated: 8/30/2018 10:41 AM

James H. "Skeeter" Burnett Jr., 63, of Norris City, formerly of Carmi, passed away on Aug. 28, 2018 in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1954 in Carmi, the son of James H. and Rhoda (Lewis) Burnett Sr. He married Gina Taylor Pruett on Oct. 14, 2016 and she survives.

"Skeeter" was a custodian for 40 years in the Carmi-White County School District. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, cruising, and spending time with his grandchildren and playing with his dog, Oliver. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Gina; son, David Aaron Burnett; daughters, Miranda Nichole Burnett, Jayme Lynn (Blayne) Barker, Ashley Pruett and Madison Pruett; three grandchildren, Jada Burnett, Brady Barker and Brenton Barker; brother, Dannie (Tina) Burnett; and sister, Becky (Mickey) Kuebler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jimmy Burnett and sister, Paulette Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.