Gilbert Wayne Burnett, age 59, of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL died August 7, 2010 in Flat Rock, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jeanette Burnett of Ellenton, FL and Hendersonville, NC.
Gil was a well-respected member of the Manasota Track Club in the 1980ís and 1990ís, competing in numerous marathons and other road races.
He is survived by his sons, Benjamin (Margit) of Bradenton and Blake of Atlantic Beach, FL; granddaughter, Kailey; and his brother, Neal (Kay) of Bradenton.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. At Gilís request, his remains will be cremated and ashes scattered in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
ìAnd He will raise you up on eagleís wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.î