Thomas "Tom" Howard Burnett

Monday 15th of February 1937 - Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Thomas "Tom" Howard Burnett

Services

Graveside Service

Feb 16, 2021 (2:00 PM )

Lexington Cemetery

833 West Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky

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Thomas “Tom” Howard Burnett, 83, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Tom was born on February 15, 1937 to late Elmer “Rip” and Georgia (Adams) Burnett in Frankfort, Kentucky.


Tom wed Christine “Chrissy” Johnson in 1960 and together, they celebrated 49 years of marriage until her passing on October 10, 2009.   He was a 1954 graduate of Henry Clay High School, a 1960 graduate of the University of Kentucky, and 1963 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He was an attorney in Lexington for 47 years, retiring in 2009.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and an avid gardener.


Tom is survived by his children, Martha (Samuel) Givens, Betsy (Duncan) Ross, and Susan (Kendall) Proksch; grandchildren Benjamin Givens, Jonathan Givens, Casey Ross, Lindsey Ross, Ian Ross, Marcus Proksch, Brian Proksch, and Adam Proksch, and sister-in-law Amy (Johnson) Williams.


In addition to his wife, Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, brother John Burnett, and sisters Patricia (Pat) Gish and Katherine (Kitty) Weissinger. 


The family would like to extend special thanks to Eulaine Goodpaster, his longtime legal secretary.


Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mr. Burnett’s arrangements. A graveside service will commence at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th at Lexington Cemetery.


In honor of his legacy, memorial donations may be directed to Ashland Terrace, 475 South Ashland Ave, Lexington KY 40502.


To share a remembrance of Thomas or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.

 

Guest Book

Jim. Cathy, Mike, & Julie Dundon

says

Martha, Betsy, & Susan I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Our family were neighbors for 11 years on Andover. Your Dad was my attorney for personal and corporate matters. He was a great attorney. Our condolonces.

1 week ago

Lion Tom Radden, sr

says

Condolences to Tom's family. He was a long time friend and neighbor.

1 week ago

Jed McClure

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Louise, Clay, and I offer our condolences, and our thoughts are with you at this sad time. He was a great man. I can remember while growing up next door, your father seemed like he was a constant presence out working in his garden. We will miss him dearly.

1 week ago

ELAINE BAESLER

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Dear Susan, Betsy and Martha, I am so sad to learn of the passing of your Dad, and all of you remain in thoughts and prayers. Working for your Dad so many years ago and experiencing the friendship and warmth of your Mom and Dad will always bring great memories. God Bless and keep all of you safe.,

1 week ago

Bill Chapman

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Tom was our attorney for over 30 years. He was excellent and all business. When he retired I knew there was no replacing him. I always smile as I ride past his home.

1 week ago

Nancy Burnett

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Martha, Betsy and Susan, so sorry for your loss. I did not hear about Uncle Tom's passing until yesterday. I am planning to attend the service tomorrow weather permitting. Nancy

1 week ago