William Burnett

Born in Nashville, TN on February 11, 1940

Departed on November 20, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mr. William “Bill” Burnett, age 79, of Gallatin, passed away on November 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 11, 1940 in Nashville, TN to the late Robertson and Edna Burnett. Bill is also preceded in death by one daughter, Beth Peach; and eleven siblings.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Mrs. Carol Burnett; children, Krissi (JR) Merritt, Kerri Greer, Karla (Kwabene), Ken (Mallory) Brinkley, Scott (Elisa) Brinkley, and Brandy (Brent) Wilder; seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A life celebration will be held at 11am, Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Friday evening and again one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

5 Comments to William Burnett

  1. Judi Walker
    November 21, 2019 1:23 pm

    So many memories and so much fun..you will be missed Mr Bill. Always a pleasure to be in your presence. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for all the family

  2. Sam Burnett
    November 21, 2019 4:51 pm

    Prayers for the family. I lost the last 2 of the Burnett family in a week. R I P Uncle Billy and dad (Sam Burnett Sr) both will be missed greatly.

  3. Tilford Elkins
    November 21, 2019 5:03 pm

    Bill was a class act. He was not openly critical of anyone, even though he may have seen a different point of view. When he spoke, people listened. I received sage advice from Bill on many occasions in our endeavors at Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ole Opry. His quiet and handsome presence could diffuse tense encounters. He was my dear friend and I shall miss him, as will we all who knew him. Rest In Peace. Prepare a way for the rest of us.

  4. Nancy Eells
    November 22, 2019 12:41 pm

    In the short period of time Don and I have known Bill, he has been very respectful, always willing to help with Carol”s
    diirection, until he needed even more help. That was when he took the hand of Jesus to walk him home.

    Carol and Bill were the greatest of neighbors, now Carol will carry on for both of them.

    Hugs to you Carol, oh what a hug can do right?

  5. Phyllis McPeak
    November 23, 2019 1:44 pm

    Bill—-Such a great guy and so much fun to be around. I worked with Bill at DuPont for many years.
    Rest in peace my friend and know you will always be remembered as the person that was always nice and kind to everyone. Heaven is a better place with you there.

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