Weaverville – Luther Burnette, 92, of Highland Street, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Mr. Burnette was born May 17, 1918, in Buncombe County where he had lived all of his life. He
retired from American Enka after 39 years of service. Luther loved his cattle and farming. He was a
son of the late John C. and Lillie Sheppard Burnette. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded
in death by his wife, Virginia Wilson Burnette who died in 1992, and his daughter, Judy Warren.
Surviving are his sons, D.L. Burnette and wife, Harriet, Jerry L. Burnette and wife, Janet, Steve
Burnette and wife, Cynthia, all of Weaverville; six grandchildren, Terry and Kevin Burnette, Joan
Goode, Jeryl Sloan, Keith Warren, Tena Gentry; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-
Mr. Burnette's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2010, in the Chapel of West
Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the home of D.L. and Harriet Burnette, 96 Church St., Weaverville,
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.
|Donald Luther Burnette
17 May 1918 - 8 June 2010
Bunc Co NC Bunc Co NC