James Norman Burnette, 82, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at J.F. Keever Solace Center.
Born in Buncombe County to the late Hosea and Mary Jenkins Burnette, he retired from the US Army with thirty years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Lee Burnette and a nephew James Mann and his wife, Tonia.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Sky View Memorial Park with full military honors. Rev. Tim Lolley will officiate.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.