Ken Burnette

Published 9:18 am Friday, October 27, 2023

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Ken Burnette, 74, passed away on Sunday, Oct.r 15, 2023 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Forsyth County.

He was born in Jackson County, NC to the late L.B. and Jean Burnette and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC where he attended North Forsyth High School. After attending Wingate University and graduating from Western Carolina University, he worked at Wachovia Services before starting his own computer company but found his true passion organizing philanthropic golf tournaments, most notably The Crosby and Brenner Children’s Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic.

Mr. Burnette is survived by: his loving wife of 54 years, Virginia Davis Burnette; his daughter, Elizabeth Nolan (Chad); and his siblings, Marilyn McAdams (Wayne), Dillard Burnette (Debbie), and Glenda Hall (Larry); 2 grandchildren, Katy Nolan and Matthew Nolan; and 6 nieces and 3 nephews.

Family and friends will gather to reminisce and celebrate his life at a reception on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4-7 p.m. at Bethlehem Methodist Church, 321 Redland Road, Advance.

In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance may be made to: Brenner’s Children’s Hospital Fund or the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home/Trellis Supportive Care (Forsyth County).