Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


June 19, 2012

Kenneth B. Burnett

CROSSVILLE — July 26, 1927 — June 15, 2012

Kenneth Bentley Burnett, 84, of Crossville, passed away June 15, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Jack Chadwell and Bro. Kenneth Chadwell officiated. Graveside committal services were held Sunday, June 17, at Crossville City Cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1927 in Cumberland County, the son of Herman and Fannie Hedgecoth Burnett.

He spent the most of his career with Morgan Manufacturing Company in South Dakota before becoming an entrepreneur. He was very active in the community having served on the board of directors at Cumberland Medical Center and also the board of directors at Highland Federal Savings and Loan. He was an important part of the County Planning Commission, Airport Committee, as well as a member of the Noon Rotary Club, Shriners and, most importantly, the Mitchell Drug Store Liars Club. He was a licensed pilot and loved flying and greatly enjoyed riding motorcycles. He served our country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII and Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Burnett of Crossville; son, Jeff Burnett of Crossville; daughter, Jan Hixson of Crossville; grandchildren, Chase Burnett, Leslie Burnett and Chris Hixson; great-grandson, Jacob Hixson; and his beloved dog, Yogi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Turner Burnett; sister, Lenous Wyatt; brothers, Dallas and Joe Burnett; and grandson, Kevin Hixson.

Pallbearers were Dave Simcox, Jay Brown, Oscar Elmore, Clarence Coffey, Scott Shanks and Joe Looney.

Honorary pallbearers were Tom Looney, Bob Mitchell and all of the Mitchell Drug Store's Liars Club.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC ( was in charge of the arrangements.

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