Robert Lee Burnette, age 60 of Troutville, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Robert was born in Tazewell County January 27, 1961 and was the son of the late George W. and Madeline B. Lawrence Burnette. He lived in Troutville since 2014.
Robert was a diesel mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchild, Lily. She was his world to him and allowed her to paint his nails and play dress up, along with taking walks in the woods, building campfires, fishing, and playing in the creek.
Robert is survived by his life partner of nine years, Susie J. Rhodes; granddaughter, Lily Lovern; brothers: George Junior of Thaxton, Johnny of Christiansburg, Larry of Blackstone, Jimmy of Staunton, Billy of Roanoke, and Earl of Bluefield, Virginia; sisters: Lucy Wales of Pulaski, Tennessee, Annie Lewis of Bluefield, Virginia, Shelby Quesenberry of Tazewell, and Linda Price of Bluefield, Virginia.
Robert’s wishes were that no services be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York, 10016; www.kidney.org/donation.
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National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016