LOUISBURG - James Ronald Burnette, 89, of Louisburg, passed away Friday morning.
Ronald was a son of the late William Cecil and Margaret Gilliam Burnette. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Elna D. Burnette; sisters, Wilma Murphy, Lou Leonard and Ida Pearl Abbott; brothers, Lonnie Burnette, Ben Burnette and Robert Glenn Burnette. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Louisburg Baptist Church with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral.
Ronald is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Joe Poleo; son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Donna Burnette; brothers and sister-in-law, Johnson Burnette all of Louisburg; Johnnie and Alice Burnette of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Tony Coley and wife Lacy; Kaid Driver and wife, Anita; Dana Bassett and husband, Rob; Matthew Poleo; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Driver, Madelyn Bassett and Ayden Bassett; Makenna Coley and Reagan Coley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Louisburg Baptist Church, Clint Kennedy Service Fund, P.O. Box 730, Louisburg, NC 27549.
Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg, www.stricklandfuneralhome.net.