David “Johnnie” Burnett, resident of Ponca City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Tulsa, at the age of 78.
A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Trout Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Howard, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Trout Funeral Home.
Johnnie was born on March 31, 1939, the son of John and Aline Burnett in Pawnee. He was a life-long resident of Ponca City and graduated from Po-Hi in 1959. For 34 years he worked for Skyline Manufactured Homes in Arkansas City, Kan. He was an avid collector of Bob Wills memorabilia and spent countless hours building and researching WWII model airplanes. He enjoyed fishing, classic cars and touring the local countryside; he was a walking encyclopedia on local history. In addition to his numerous interests, his love of animals was unending. If there was a stray within miles, he would provide it a home. He enjoyed life to its fullest and never met a stranger. He definitely had a heart of gold and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Burnett, of Ponca City; step-daughters, Mary McClaskey and husband Gary, of Kemp, Texas, Janet Martin and husband John, of Claremore and Cheryl Eby and husband Bob, of Bradenton, Fla.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ponca City Humane Society, 900 W. Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601.