Johnny Guy Burnett


Johnny Burnett

Johnny Burnett

Johnny Guy Burnett, 68, of De Soto, KS passed away April 18, 2015 at home, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held on April 22, 2015 at 8:00PM with visitation from 6-8:00PM at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto, KS. Private graveside services De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions: Johnson Cancer Research Center, Kansas State University Foundation, PO Box 9200, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 or Hospice Partners of Kansas, 15520 State Ave., Basehor, KS 66007.

John was born December 28, 1946 in Manhattan, KS. He graduated from Manhattan High in 1965. John married Patricia Evers on April 19, 1968. He honorably served our country in the Vietnam War with the Kansas National Guard and was a member of the local V.F.W. John built a career in the auto parts industry; owning stores in Overland Park and Gardner, KS. He resided in De Soto, where he and Patty raised four children. John was very active in his children’s lives; co-founding the De Soto Wrestling Club and coaching girls softball for many years. He was a hard worker, loving husband, devoted father and proud grandpa.

He is preceded in death by: parents Ora Dale and Fern (Smith) Burnett. Survivors include: wife Patty Burnett of De Soto, KS; son Tim Burnett and wife Nikki of Baldwin City, KS; son TJ Burnett and wife Meagan of De Soto, KS; daughter Laurie Johnson and husband Ryan of Paola, KS; daughter Lisa Jones and husband Mike of Bonner Springs, KS; brother Don Burnett of Winter Haven, FL; sister Judy Goodson of Manhattan, KS and grandchildren: Christian Jones, Sarah Burnett, Emma Burnett, McKenzie Jones, Anna Burnett, Marina Johnson, Rylee Jones, Macoy Johnson, Brock Johnson, Lincoln Burnett and baby Burnett that’s due July 2015 and many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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