Truman Burnette

By | May 19, 2022

Truman F. “Harry” Burnette, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. The youngest of 10 children, Harry was born September 11, 1937, in Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Truman Fulton Burnette and Stella Smith Burnette. Harry retired from Keiger Creek Power Plant and later owned and operated the Motor Parts Company in both Gallipolis and Middleport. Harry was a fun-loving jokester who never met a stranger. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and being around his family and friends. Harry was a member of the Morning Dawn Lodge #7 F.&A.M., the Shrine Club and the Elks Lodge, all in Gallipolis, and was also a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Hall Burnette; daughter, B.J. Ervin; grandson, Justin K. Ervin (Erica); granddaughter, Courtney Sue Ervin (Aaron Ward); and great-grandchildren, Zane and A.J. Ervin, all of Wellston. Besides his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his siblings: Morris, Vinton, Woody, Clyde, Claude, Bobby, Mary Ann, Rachael and Helen.

Calling hours will be Friday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Harry’s memory be given to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Online condolences can be sent to the family at