Thomas Elvin ?Boomer? Burnette, 68 of Wooster passed away December 17, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral sevices will be held 1:00 P.M.Tuesday December 21, 2010 in the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691. Burial will follow in Newkirk Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday afternoon from 2-5 P.M.
Thomas was born in Indianapolis Indiana June 13, 1942 the son of Elvin Burnette and Bessie Butcher Burnette-Wright.
Tom bravely battled cancer for a short period of time. His strength and courage are an inspiration to us all.
Tom retired after 42 years of service at Frito Lay. He transferred to the Wooster, Ohio facility from Indianapolis in 1972.
Tom was a master of rhythm guitar and played for many country music bands. He passed his musical talents on to his son. His great passions in life were spending time with his family and friends, watching Browns football and Nascar racing. In his free time he enjoyed playing golf, hunting, and fishing. He is well known for the annual Labor Day weekend known as Boomer?s Hog Roast. He loved and is loved by all he knew.
Tom is survived by his wife Sandra Sue Parker Burnette, whom he married Aug. 30, 1997. His son Thomas F. (Jenn Stuart) Burnette. Daughter: Sandra May Glenn. Step-Daughter: Amy Rene Shelt, and son in law Craig Michael Shouler. Grandchildren: Scott, Dillon and Nick Burnette, Jessica Shouler, Forest and Madoilyn Shelt, and Madison Stuart. All of the Wooster area. His mother of Indianapolis. Siblings: Patty (John) Henschen and Jerry Lee Burnette of Indianapolis. Jenny (Roger) Burnette of Ohio. His mother-in-law: Monnie C. Parker of Indianapolis. Sister-in-law Jackie (Ron) Burns of Indianapolis. Brother-in-law: Albert (Chris) Parker of Indianapolis and sister-in-law Peggy (Jerry) Burns of Indianapolis. His best friends until the end: Bud Saunders, Tony Cruise, Mike Simpson, Ralph Jerrel and many more. Several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, His father, and his father-in-law Albert C. Parker. And his first wife, Karen Lanham Brooks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster, Ohio 44691 to defray expenses.
To the funeral home to defray expenses
1:00 P.M. Tuesday Dec. , 21, 2010
Monday afternoon from 2-5 p.m.