Mr. Billy Ray Burnette, age 86, of Franklin, KY, entered into rest on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 8:45 PM at The Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 6th, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Sunday, June 7th, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Providence Baptist Church, 7536 Springfield Road, Franklin, KY. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Providence Baptist Church with burial to follow in Providence Cemetery.
Billy was born on April 29th, 1934 in Robertson County, TN to the late Thomas Burnette and the late Martha Ann Spurlock Burnette. He is also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Estella Head, Earlene Gregory, Dorothy West and Flossie Estes and 2 brothers, Gordon Burnette and Dalton Burnette.
He is survived by his lovely wife of 60 years, Barbara Cauley Burnette; 4 children, Connie Johns (Jim Bill) of Franklin, KY, Felecia Robertson (Oscar) of Jasper, IN, Terry Burnette of Franklin, KY and Penny Smith of Bowling Green, KY; 5 grandchildren, Adam Robertson, Katy Robertson (Chris Lynn), Tyler Kelley (Amy), Samantha Miller (Thomas) and Levi Smith and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher. He was retired from Electrolux where he worked for over 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 7536 Springfield Road, Franklin, KY. 42134 or the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY. 42104. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the funeral home.
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