Thurman E. Burnette, 73, died unexpectedly at home on Nov. 22, 2014. He graduated from Oxford High School and was a 1963 graduate of NCSU. His nearly 40 year career was spent with USDA Rural Development Agency.
During his retirement, he worked with several charities and selflessly gave his time, energy and heart to family, friends and many others.
He is survived by his loving family: wife, Susan Leathers Burnette, children Beth Burnette and Zack Burnette and wife Wendy Brinson Burnette and two beloved grandchildren, Lily and Davis Burnette, all of Raleigh and many other loving family members.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Zack Sr. and Augusta Burnette of Oxford, an infant son, Z. Warren Burnette and his father and mother-in-law Bill and Louise Leathers of Raleigh.
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Memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 37639, Raleigh, NC 27627.