Walter “Gene” Burnett

October 18, 2019
Walter “Gene” Burnett

Gene Burnett, 66, of Williamsburg, passed away on October 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home


Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 PM

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4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • October 21, 2019
    John Gilmour says:
    Pam, Melissa, and Shawn, We were shocked to learn about Gene’s untimely death. I last saw him less than two weeks ago. We chatted in the front yard, just as we have done for 24 years. It is terribly sad to have someone as kind, generous, and neighborly as Gene taken away so suddenly. I will always remember his deep love of animals, both his pets and anything else on four legs. Back when I brewed my own beer, I gave Gene a six-pack. He more than returned the favor by giving me a case of Budweiser. When a batch of my beer went bad, he offered to do an analysis in his lab to identify what went wrong. I’ll miss him.

  • October 21, 2019
    Rose Grant lit a candle:
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  • October 23, 2019
    Tiffany Byrd says:
    Melissa and Shawn~my heart breaks for you. I’ll never forget our days together in Powhatan. Gene was always so welcoming and kind. Loved his boyish face and grin. He’d do anything to help someone that needed it. He was a great friend and a super guy. I’m here for you guys if you need anything at all. Love you all

  • October 24, 2019
    LaTashia Benton says:
    Gene was so funny, had a huge heart, supportive and encouraging to all of his loved ones. From the first time I met Gene through Billy, I could immediately see he was not just a step-father but also an endearing friend and a highly admired father-figure to both Shannon and Billy. Pam loved Gene genuinely and I saw a deep connection and I can imagine she is devastated, beyond lost without the man that made her whole. I would hear endearing stories occasionally about his children and it was easy to see he was a proud doting father. Gene seems to have touched everyone in his life in a genuine way. He will forever live through our memories.

  • October 25, 2019
    Kathy Feild Parker says:
    The area where we all grew up ( Huger Drive) had so many kids and so many great memories. Gene was always a nice guy! My thoughts are with his family and I’m sorry for your loss.