Harry W. Burnett, 99, of Monticello passed away August 23, 2014, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
Mr. Burnett was a shipbuilder during World War II in Vancouver, Washington. Thereafter, he worked in the oil fields of New Mexico, was a general building contractor in New Mexico and Monticello, and was a farmer in Drew County.
He was a deacon of First Baptist Church and a third degree Mason. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener. He experimented with solar energy devices and numerous practical inventions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Morrell and Lettie Trotter Burnett; his wife of 62 years, Flora Burke Burnett; a brother, Garven Burnett; and one sister, Mavis Maier.
He is survived by one son, Kenneth W. Burnett and wife Marjorie of Little Rock; one daughter, LaVeale Burnett of Palatine, IL; two sisters, Mary Alice Chatham of Dumas and Lorene Allen of Monticello; and one grandson, Burke Burnett and wife Erica of Monticello.
Funeral services will be held August 25 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Campground Cemetery on Campground Road in Drew County.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 413 N. Main, Monticello, AR, 71655