Gilbert Wayne Burnett

May 12, 1951 - August 7, 2010
Gilbert Wayne Burnett

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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

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  • August 11, 2010
    Judy says:
    "And He will raise you up on eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand."

  • August 11, 2010
    Sonja Bachmeier says:
    I share my sympathy from Germany. Although I only had the chance getting to know him over last years christmas holidays, I will never forget him sitting in Bens living room looking at the big round of family members with a big smile on his face. This will be the picture I will remember him by. Sonja Bachmeier (Margit Burnett's sisters from Germany)

  • August 12, 2010
    MARK OPITZ says:
    Ben and Blake, I am very sorry to hear about your dad, Gil's passing. He was a great runner and we had alot fun times together, racing, training and an occasional beer together. I cannot think of a more peaceful place to rest then thee Blue Ridge mountains. My condolences, Mark Opitz

  • August 13, 2010
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  • August 13, 2010
    Jeff Sheffield says:
    May God bless you all.