Billy Gene Burnett

Billy Gene Burnett, 77, of Pikeville, Tenn., passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Bill was a longtime resident of Rhea County before moving to Pikeville and was a member of Summer City Baptist Church. He retired from Dupont after 33 years. He was a mechanic and loved working on fast cars, especially big block Chevys. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and he loved the Lord with all his heart. His best accomplishment was loving his family until his last breath.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Dean Burnett and Anna Ruth Colbaugh Burnett; brother, Wayne Burnett; and sister, Peggy Ford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Vivian Burnett, of Pikeville, Tenn.; daughter, Pam (Jeff) Gann; sons, Greg (Suzie) Burnett, Jeff Burnett, Mark (Sandy) Burnett; brother, Jesse Burnett; sister, Bertie Branum; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many, many friends of the family.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald and Rev. Jeff Swafford officiating. Interment will follow at Shaver Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, of Dayton.