John Walker Burnett Jr.

February 15, 1975 - September 14, 2023
First Presbyterian Church
200 W Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601
864-235-0496 | Map
Tuesday 9/19, 4:30 pm

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Worship and Arts Center of First Presbyterian Church

John Walker Burnett, 48, husband of Wendy Wyatt Burnett of Travelers Rest, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, after fighting a strong battle against melanoma. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of John Walker Burnett, Sr. and Kathryn Gault Burnett. He graduated from JL Mann High School in 1994 and went on toContinue Reading

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Deborah/Smart Choice left a message on September 18, 2023:
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DAVID BRADY left a message on October 2, 2023:
So sorry to here of John's passing. Always enjoyed working with him and his family. At least the suffering is over and he is in a better place. God bless you all. David Brady
Kris Madala left a message on September 22, 2023:
I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I did not know him I am friends with Kim and she has always spoke highly her brother. I pray for his family and friends during this time. I pray that God will comfort you all and give you peace. May he surround you with his Heavenly Angels give you strength and shower you all with love. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Roy Tucker left a message on September 20, 2023:
It's said that you can take the "measure of a man" by how he deals with adversity. For over two years John Walker Burnett Jr. fought the ravages of melanoma with a courage I've never seen before. He would send me photos taken just before brain surgery and he would have a smile on his face. He knew the risks. But he smiled and gave a thumbs up. I asked him how he managed to keep fighting and he said simply: he was doing it for his family. John dearly loved his family. He was so proud of them. I have 100's of photos that he would send, including their last trip to the beach. I became friends with John over 15 years ago. We met at a Falcons game and saw each other every week when he started Smart Choice in Atlanta. John was ALWAYS positive. He had that great sense of humor that drew people to him. To John III, Ella Grace, Emme and Eliza, your father was a good and kind man who dearly loved you. And he fought very hard to stay in your lives as long as was possible. The best thing you can say about a person is that you will miss them. I will miss John. There is an empty space where he once stood. Roy Tucker
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Anonymous left a message on September 19, 2023:
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Plourde Family left a message on September 19, 2023:
John you will be missed and prayers for your entire family.
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Patricia Gunn left a message on September 18, 2023:
I only knew John as the Cline’s neighbor and Lee’s best friend. I grieve for the family as he was truly an amazing friend, son, husband, father, and Christian…and other roles and relationships.He is surely experiencing the joys of being in Heaven with our Lord and Saviour. I wish I could be at the service tomorrow. Praying for you all to find peace, comfort and strength. I would ask that you listen to Robin Mark’s song, When It’s All Been Said and Done. It is like a testimony for John’s life. Love and prayers to you,
Bryan M. Van Vranken left a message on September 18, 2023:
Sending love and prayers to John and family. I remember John's charismatic personality and his compassion for being there to help and encourage others. Always a positive spirit, sharing his love and joy for others and this world. An incredible business person who lead with heart and positivity. I love you John. You will always be a star in this universe. FOREVER. Much love from the entire Van Vranken family
Kay Allred left a message on September 18, 2023:
Wendy, I am sorry for your loss of John but we know he is in Heaven..healed. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if I can do anything for you, lots of Love, Kay Allred
Logan H. left a message on September 17, 2023:
You will be missed dearly John! You fought a long and hard fight.
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Linda Edmond left a message on September 17, 2023:
John fought a good fight . It was so obvious he adored his family . Praying for you. May God comfort and encourage you knowing you will reunite with John again. The Burnett family holds a very special place in my heart.
Rev. Roger Plemmons left a message on September 17, 2023:
Wendy & Children: Please know Carol & I are praying for you and that God would give you His comfort and peace. I pray you will discover how much John’s life impacted so many during these days. Wendy, thank you for your faithfulness to him & to those vows you committed to him the day you were married. It was an honor to assist Dr. Vaughn at your’s & John’s Wedding. Even though we won’t be at the service physically we join you in Spirit & Truth as we pray for you. Love You!
Craig Crosby left a message on September 17, 2023:
John was like a big brother to me for so many years. Such a wonderful person, that I always enjoyed being around, and never a dull moment. Every time I drive by a golf course, I think of him, and then honk the horn when I see a golfer start to swing. I remember he used to get a giggle out of that. The memories I have of John, will live with me always. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Kent & Angie Burnett left a message on September 17, 2023:
We are so sorry that John has passed on from this life, but know that he is in the Perfect place with our Heavenly Father. Our prayers are with you.
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Donica Rumwr left a message on September 17, 2023:
Wendy and family, praying for each of you as you grieve the loss of your wonderful husband and father. Praying for grace for the hard days, peace, and hearts full of special memories. I am so sorry for your loss.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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