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Jimmie Don Burnett

On Friday, July 22, 2022, Jimmie Don Burnett, age 81, passed away in McKinney, TX. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26th at Alameda Cemetery, Ranger, TX.

Jimmie was born November 23, 1940 in Ranger to Luther James Burnett and Lorena Lingle Burnett. On July 28, 1962 he married Gay Nell Blackwell. They raised two children, James and Melissa. Gay Nell preceded him in death on July 14, 2020.

Jimmie was the produce manager for Lawrence Bros. in Ranger for 24 years, formerly known as Food Fare. Prior to that, he owned and operated the Handy Spot, convenience store. He was a member of Mesquite and Rusk Church of Christ. 

Jimmie will be remembered for his love of nature. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Leon and spending time camping in Colorado. He loved tending to his small garden and raising chickens. Jimmie’s children have fond memories of going to rodeos with him, playing golf together, and caring for their horses. 

Jimmie is survived by his two children, James and Melissa, his daughter-in-law, Wendy, his three grandchildren, Jamie, Mason, and Madilyn, his great-grandchild, Harper, and his sister-in-law, Jan.

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