V.R.  Burnett


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Funeral services for V.R. Burnett 93, LaRue have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday May 20, 2019 at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with Bro. James Johnston officiating. Burial will follow at Carroll-Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Burnett passed away Saturday May 18, 2019 in LaRue.
V.R. was born November 26, 1925 in Dallas to the late Jesse Leroy and Aggie Mae Wright Burnett. In his early years V.R. and his family lived in Dallas where he was owner and operator of Burnett trucking hauling JAX Beer from New Orleans to Dallas. After deciding Dallas was not the place, he wanted to raise his children V.R. moved his family to Henderson County where he started his heavy equipment contracting business which he named Burnett & Sons Inc. which became very successful. In his spare time V.R. became an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years and the love of his life Ada Nell Burnett of LaRue, sons; Danny Burnett and wife Mattie of Fairfield, Donny Burnett and wife Martha of LaRue, daughters; Judy Pritchard and husband David of Bulverde, Patty Palmer and husband Edward of LaRue, 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brent Burnett, Bryan Burnett, Brandon Burnett, Josh Palmer, Justin Palmer and Tex Palmer.
Honorary pallbearers are Kelly Carnes, Travis Carnes and Butch Griffin.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. prior to the service.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Genesis Hospice and Kara, Sissy, Amber, Doris, Janice and Mary Hotard for all the care you gave to V.R.
Published on May 21, 2019
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