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James H. Burnett

December 2, 1954 — August 28, 2018

James H. “Skeeter” Burnett, Jr., 63, of Norris City, formerly of Carmi, passed away on August 28, 2018 in Evansville, IN.  He was born on December 2, 1954 in Carmi, the son of James H. and Rhoda (Lewis) Burnett, Sr. He married Gina Taylor Pruett on October 14, 2016 and she survives.

“Skeeter” was a Custodian for 40 years in the Carmi-White County School District.  He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, cruising, and spending time with his grandchildren and playing with his dog, Oliver.  He was a member of the First Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Gina; son, David Aaron Burnett; daughters, Miranda Nichole Burnett, Jayme Lynn (Blayne) Barker, Ashley Pruett and Madison Pruett; three grandchildren, Jada Burnett, Brady Barker, and Brenton Barker; brother, Dannie (Tina) Burnett; and sister, Becky (Mickey) Kuebler.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jimmy Burnett and sister, Paulette Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, with burial in Marshall Ferry Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at

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