John Walter Burnett, 61, of Meeker, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017, at his home.

John Walter Burnett was born Aug. 29, 1956, at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver to Bobby G. and JoAnn Burnett. John passed from this life on Oct. 2, 2017, at his home in Meeker from complications caused by a life-long battle with diabetes.

John started his career as a title abstractor with First American Title and Trust in Shawnee in 1977 and continued in that career until his death.

John leaves behind his sons, Joshua John Burnett and wife, Jill, with their two children Avery and Jackson of Shawnee and Jonathan Gene Burnett of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Barnett Burnett.

He is survived by his father, Bobby G. Burnett and step-mother, JoAnn W. Burnett of Shawnee; siblings: Bobby O. and Rebecca Burnett of Gordonville, Texas, Ben E. and Jennifer Burnett of Cheraw, South Carolina, Janice and Mickey Maynard of Shawnee, David and JoAnn Burnett of Oklahoma City, Jeannie and Kurt Jackson of Oklahoma City; step-sisters: Debbie and Jay Leonard of White Hall, Arkansas, and Jeannie and Chris Stephens of Pasadena, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

John was an active member of Cherokee Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. He was a musician and played the bass guitar like none other and sang with the Singing Burnett Family in the '60s and '70s. He loved guns and pursued his hobbies as a gunsmith and hunter. He was a founding member of the Knight’s Auto Club. At one time he worked as a security guard at the Shawnee Bowling Alley. He loved it because he got to carry a gun.

John never met a stranger and was known and loved by many people in Shawnee. His real estate friends and courthouse friends were like a second family to him.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Richard Hight and Brad Reimers officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

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The family has designated the JDRF Diabetes Foundation as appropriate for memorials.

John’s family will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. to visit with friends and family.