Stanley (Stan) Madison Burnette, of Spencer, VA passed away late on December 24th, 2021.
Stan was born in Martinsville, VA on October 15th, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie E. Burnette and Helen S. Burnette. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Dale T. Burnette of Spencer, VA, and three children, Lauren Burnette of the home, Thomas Burnette (Danni) of Chester, VA, and Danielle Morgan (Richard) of Ashland, VA, his three grandchildren, Rylan Burnette, Parker Burnette, and Avery Burnette, all of Chester, VA. He is additionally survived by two sisters, Joyce B. Webb of Ridgeway, and Linda B. Fain (Gene) of Martinsville, and three nieces, Heather Webb, Valarie Rich (Phillip), and Natalie McKenzie; and a nephew, Landon Webb.
He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He started working at Commodity Specialists Company in 1979 the Monday following his Saturday graduation and was employed there for over 39 years upon retirement. He had many career accomplishments throughout his tenure. He was also an entrepreneur in the dairy as well as the beef industry.
His whole life he was an avid sportsman, fisherman, and hunter. He took yearly trips for over 25 years to Wisconsin to grouse hunt with many of his fellow friends. He enjoyed outdoor sports such as baseball and softball, hunting, and fishing for most of his life.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church for over 50 years. He loved his church family and was dedicated to serving the church in a variety of capacities. He was a strong believer in community service and was a long-time member of the Spencer Ruritan Club.
He loved mountain-living and spending time at his family farm at Meadows of Dan. His was a masterful story-teller, captivating the attention of anyone who would listen. He had an exceptional memory, intelligence, and leadership skills.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Reverend Jim Pence officiating. For those that choose to attend, the family will be receiving friends following the graveside committal at the Fellowship Center across the street from the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5232 Preston Rd, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Burnette family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com
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