Carl Burnette, 83, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Tore’s Home.

He was the beloved husband of Patsy Sutton Burnette, of Barker’s Creek, for 62 years. Born in Bryson City, NC, he was the son of the late Clint and Emma Burnette of Alarka, N.C. and graduated from Swain High School in 1957. He retired from Coats North America and enjoyed a second career in the local golf community in the pro shops at Glen Cannon Country Club and Cummings Cove Country Club until he actually retired in 2020.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and was also an active member of the Gideons International. He enjoyed playing golf at every opportunity. He will always be remembered for his kindness to everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy; son, Keith, of Arden; daughter, Karla, of Charlotte, N.C.; grandson, Cameron Burnette, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brothers, Doug and Roger Burnette, both of Bryson City, N.C.; and sister, Janette Leonard, of Huntsville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Brown, of Hartsville, S.C. and brother, Dennis Burnette, of Lexington, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at Moody-Connolly Funeral home Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends following the service.

Graveside service for family will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva.

The family would like to sincerely thank the teams of Messino Cancer Center, CarePartners Home Health and Hospice and Tore’s Home for their expert and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International at, or via mail at The Gideons International Brevard Camp, P.O. Box 1338, Brevard, NC 28712 .

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