Richard  Burnette
Richard Howard Burnette, 83, passed away quietly at his home on Lake Laurel Road in Milledgeville Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
Richard was born Nov. 20, 1935 in Buckeye Arizona to Thomas Howard Burnette and Ettie Mae Bristol.
He was raised in "God's Country" in Ray City, Georgia. As a young man, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Alaska.
After serving a tour, he attended college in California while working with his cousin, Ralph Jr., at the family owned gas station while earning his barber's license.
He then moved into the middle Georgia area where he met and married the former Marie Thompson and then settled in Milledgeville where he worked for Katy May's Barber shop and managed the American Legion for over 15 years.
During this time they raised three daughters, Teresa, Melissa and Amanda.
In the late 70's Richard opened The FRM Farm Supply on Wayne Street in downtown Milledgeville, which he later turned into a small engine repair shop.
In 2009 Richard closed the shop and once again started cutting hair with long time friends Howell Horton and Bob Mercer (deceased) which he continued to do up until recent health issues.
Richard is preceded in death by his brothers, Oscar Burnette, Archie Burnette, Ralph Burnette and by his sisters, Hazel Spires, Helen Edwards, Ann Chaney, and Beatrice Hess.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie T. Burnette; daughters, Teresa (Don) Hines, Melissa (Mike) Fielder, Amanda (Mitsubishi) Echano; grandchildren, Thomas Coffey, (Loneisa McBride,) Trae (Heather) Coffey, Elizabeth (Russell) Shuman, Cara (Brook) Cannon, Markus Baez, Ethan Fielder, and Mandy Baez; great grandchildren, Katherine Coffey, Lilly Shuman, Penelope Coffey, and Graham Shuman.
The family will gather with friends to remember Richard at his home at 600 Lake Laurel Rd. Thursday Nov. 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net
Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements.
Published on November 11, 2019

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Tommy Scott
Nov 20, 2019
Richard was a long time family friend, especially to my sister CJ. Tell her hello for me Richard, and yall hoist up a crown and coke. You were a good man and friend, fellow veteran, and always was willing to give advice on anything. Until Valhalla, my friend.
Calvin grimes
Nov 13, 2019
Randy Taylor
Nov 12, 2019
Just thought I'd say goodbye to a fine man, dear friend, and long time friend. Richard will stay in my heart forever; R I P and thank you for your service to our wonderful country!!!
WANDA HADDEN BOYD
Nov 11, 2019
RICHARD WAS A GOOD MAN AND FREIND.CAME IN THE POOL ROOM TO GET HOTDOGS OVER 33 YRS AGO. GOOD POOL PLAYER TO.REST MY FREIND