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Wesley Thomas Burnette, Sr.


Wesley Thomas Burnette, Sr. 90, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.

A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Zack Fielding Burnette and Nettie Brummitt Burnette. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and worked at Boyd Automotive for forty years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, July 24, 2020 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. Randy Pittman. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service:

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Wesley Burnette, Jr. and Mark Fielding Burnette (Michelle); two grandsons, Daniel Fielding Burnette, Jacob Thomas Burnette of Oxford; a sister, Daphne Lansinger of Richmond, VA; two brothers, Durwood Burnette and Lionel Burnette of Oxford.

Mr. Burnette was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-nine years, Evelyn Turner Burnette.

Eakes Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for all services, and asks everyone in attendance wear a mask when entering the building.


  • Elaine W Peele Posted July 23, 2020 12:47 pm

    I will so miss Uncle Wes’ beautiful smile, happy laughs and great sense of humor! He was such a kind and good man and all the life long memories will always be treasures. Wesley Jr, Mark, Michelle, Daniel and Jacob I will keep you in my prayers through this most difficult time. I love you all.

  • Curtis burnette Posted July 23, 2020 1:42 pm

    I will miss uncle Wesley. He was a great man. Rest in piece uncle Wesley

  • ernie averett Posted July 23, 2020 3:56 pm

    A fine fellow in every way.

  • Donna Snipes and Pat Wilkins Posted July 23, 2020 6:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Beth Burnette Posted July 24, 2020 2:14 am

    My dad used to say Uncle Wes was his hero growing up. I always understood why. He was a wonderful, sweet and caring man who will always be in our hearts.

  • Susan Burnette Posted July 24, 2020 2:19 am

    Wesley was a family favorite because of his sense of humor and even temperament. He was kind and loved everyone..
    He will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace for his family.

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