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Burnette Fox




In the early morning hours of Friday, November 13, 2020, Mr. Burnette Fox, age 87, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord from Autumn Care of Marion.  Born in Newport, Tennessee on May 27, 1933, he was the son of the late James Nicholas and Viola Willis Fox.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ima Jean Cuthbertson.


Burnette loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church for 62 years. In addition to his many years in the textile and furniture industry,  he served as custodian of his church for 50 years. 


An avid gardener, Burnette was known to plant many different varieties of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. He showed love to others by generously giving away much of the produce he would grow.  He also loved old classic cars and collecting different types of memorabilia. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He especially looked forward to his visits to Tennessee.


Burnette is survived by one daughter, Renee F. Hensley (Kurt); two sisters, Shirley Jimison (Mickey) and Nellie Dean Hunter Metts (Joe); two grandchildren, Luke Hensley and Emma Hensley; and several nephews.


Burnette’s family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Care of  Marion for the last two years of care, compassion and love they provided to him. 


Due to COVID-19, a private family graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Alan Sailors officiating.  Burnette will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery. 


Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Fox’s memory are asked to consider Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 926, Marion, North Carolina 28752.




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A candle was lit in memory of Burnette Fox

Kathy Bible Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

In Loving Memory Of A Very Dear Loving Cousin I Know You Are Enjoying Your New Heavenly Home! May God Give You All Peace And Comfort As Only He Can Give! Know My Heart Love And Prayers Are With You All Joyce W Ellison

Joyce Ellison Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

i did not know this man but from what people say he was a good christian man who cared for people i am praying for his family he will be missed

don williams Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for you all. I sure have missed him at church. God got a wonderful angel

Janie Lowry Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Burnette Fox

James and Mary Smith Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry about Mr. Fox. Renee when I saw you Wednesday I was so hopeful that he would get better. We have to accept the Lords will because he has already planned out our lives. I pray that God will give you and your family peace and understanding. With my deepest sympathy,

Carolyn Wilson Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family. He was a special man and a friend to all. Missed his smile and soft words past months. Know it's all good for him now.

Ray and Rhonda Price Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Burnette Fox

bernice mccormick Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

Burnette was a pleasant person to be around. He always had a smile. He will be missed. Thinking of the family during this time

Murleen and Richard Buchanan Linville NC Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Burnette Fox

Larry & Pat Vaughn Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM