Lawrence Burnett Jr.

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Mr. Lawrence H. "Bernie" Burnett Jr., age 69 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Villa Marie Nursing Facility.
Mr. Burnett was born on November 8, 1940, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Lawrence H. Sr. and Lucy A. Swim Burnett.
A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Bernie graduated from Jefferson City High School.
He was employed with the State of Missouri for over 32 years with the Department of Revenue, the Highway Patrol, and the Department of Corrections as a corrections officer at the Church Farm until his retirement in 1994.
Bernie attended Community Christian Church in Blue Eye, Mo. for 10 years while he was living with his sister after retirement.
He was an avid fisherman and also loved watching football, especially his favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Survivors include: two sisters, Ollie Frances of Blue Eye, Mo. and Lyn Williams and her husband Dan of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Norman Clarke and his wife Bonnie of Boonville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, and nephews.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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