Leon Burnett, 72, Lady Lake, Florida, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Florida. He was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Saxton, Missouri, to the late Lucian and Opal (Reynolds) Burnett. He married Edith (Shuck) Burnett on June 4, 1965, at Sharpsville United Methodist Church, and she survives.
Leon was owner and operator for Amoco Station and Burnett's Service Center, both in Kokomo, for over 30 years. In his younger years, he was a musician and front man for the music group, Leon and the Playboys. He also enjoyed sports, especially golf. Leon was a past member of Town's Council in Sharpsville, Elks Lodge in Tipton, and Sharpsville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Edith; sister, Linda Stiner; two special nieces, Melinda and Melissa; special nephew, Michael; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Terry and Timothy Burnett; daughter, Tonia Burnett; and two brothers, Emmett and Rufes Burnett.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with the Rev. Mandie Elizabeth Gould officiating. Leon's family will be receiving friends and family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, also at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or donor's choice. You are invited to read Leon's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on May 23, 2017