Thomas “Tommy” Brent Burnette, 56, of Racine, formerly of Gallia County, passed away unexpectedly at his residence. Born May 11, 1956, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late William Mack and Mary Kathryn (Kemper) Burnette.
Tommy attended and graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1974. He was employed by the Gallipolis Developmental Center for 15 years. He was a quiet soul and enjoyed walking, nature and Cleveland Browns football. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by one brother, Timothy (Debie) Burnette, of Gallipolis; five sisters, Ellen (Jim) Addis, of Mercerville, Nancy (Charles) Brumfield, Mercerville, Tammy (Larry) Keller, of Bidwell, Teresa (Charles) Abbott, of Crown City, and Kathy Elmore, of Gallipolis; a step-father, Quentin Lane, of Gallipolis. Five nephews, two nieces and two great-nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Eva Burnette; maternal grandparents, William Lowell and Ethel Lucy Kemper; grandmother, Virginia Kemper; a brother, Jesse Lee Burnette; and sister, June Marie Burnette.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis, with Rev. James Keller officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.