May 16, 1950 - November 25, 2020
James Hershel Burnette, Jr., age 70, of Wynne, Arkansas was called home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Jim was passionate about Christ and shared his faith with everyone he came in contact with. As a member of the Wynne Baptist Church he led a Wednesday night prayer meeting and was a co-teacher of a Senior Sunday school class. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force with 10 years of active service. After the military Jim had a successful 35 year career in the auto parts and paint industry. He fell in love and married his best friend Cheri Bales in 1982. In February they would have celebrated 39 years of marriage. Jim was a tender, dear, sweet man. Jim was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. Our hearts are breaking today as we realize the depth of our loss. He was preceded in death by his father James Hershel Burnette, Sr, his step-daughter Cari Ann Latham and brother Timothy Ray Burnette. Jim leaves behind his wife Cheri Burnette of Wynne, AR; two sons Christopher "Ryan" Burnette and wife Sharron of Leigh High Acres, FL and James "Tyler" Burnette and wife Aubrie of Trumann, AR; one daughter Lilly Claire (Burnette) Hagler and husband Tennyson of Jonesboro, AR; his mother Jewel (Ball) Burnette of Wynne, AR; two grandsons Aubrey James (AJ) and Tyler Lee Burnette of Trumann, AR; one granddaughter Christina Burnette of Wynne, AR; three step granddaughters Katherine King of Wynne, AR, Kailey Foster of Searcy, AR and Laura King of Forrest City, AR; one brother Danny Joe Burnette and wife Cara of Wynne, AR; two sisters Merida Bondurant and husband Bryant of Germantown, TN and Lynn Mauldin of Hickory Ridge, AR; along with one step great grandson, many nieces, nephews, and life long friends. There will be a gravesite service in honor of Jim’s life at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 2PM. Tri-City LLC Crematory Funeral Home is honored and privileged to serve the Burnette Family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Tri-CityLLC.com.
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