Mr. Charles (Charlie) Armour Burnett, 82, passed away Saturday evening at home under the care of Brightmoor Hospice. The son of the late Charles E. Burnett and Aliene Hurst Burnett, he was born in 1928. He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert (Bobby) G. Burnett and step-mother Myrtle Connors Eastwood Burnett. The Charlotte County, Fla., native had lived in Griffin for the last 23 years. Mr. Burnett was an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman. Prior to moving to Griffin, Mr. Burnett retired from a 31 year career at Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, where he was an associate professor and chairman of the Division of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. Upon his retirement, Mr. Burnett worked at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Griffin and of the Emmaus Sunday School Class.
Mr. Burnett is survived by his wife Ginger Peed Burnett of Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law Robert A. (Bobby) and Lisa Burnett of Atlanta, Charles T. (Chip) and Vickie Burnett of Douglasville, and Hugh A. Burnett and Josephine Kelly of Covington; daughter Linda J. (Joy) Burnett of Douglasville; step-daughters and sons-in-law Kris L. and Alison C. Laney of Belmont, N.C., and J. Andrew and Hannah C. Beriault of Augusta; sister and brother-in-law Charles and Barbara McDaniel of Boone, N.C.; step-sister and brother-in-law Joe and Susanne Taranto of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, two nieces, one nephew and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services for Mr. Charles Burnett were held Nov. 9, at Southside Baptist Church in Griffin with Dr. Mark Sellers and the Rev. Jack Landham officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 1247 Hwy 19 South, Meansville, Ga. 30256 in memory of Mr. Burnett.