John Allen Burnett

January 15, 1937 — June 18, 2022

North Little Rock

John Allen Burnett

John Allen Burnett, 85, of North Little Rock passed away on June 18, 2022. He was born January 15, 1937, in North Little Rock to Floyd and Nancy Ward Burnett.  He graduated from North Little Rock High School. Following graduation, he went on to serve in the United States Air Force.

After his time in the Air Force, he went on to earn his lifetime Master’s License in plumbing and was a United Association member for over 60 years.

John was an avid Razorback fan and a master tinkerer. Papa John could fix almost anything with next to nothing in no time at all. Above all else, he loved his family the most, even more than the Razorbacks.  He was a wonderful dad and Pawpaw.

John is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nellie Jo Brazil; parents Floyd and Nancy Burnett; 2 sons, Terry W. Lewis and Randy E. Lewis; and 2 sisters, Virginia Smith and Mary Ruth Curry.

He is survived by 5 children, Steve Burnett (Cecilia) of Mayflower, Scott C. Lewis (Nelly) of Cabot, Sherry Ottis of Jacksonville, Jeffery A. Lewis (Tamra) of Little Rock, Sandy Kretschmer of Wheaton, Illinois; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.  

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery - 1501 W Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72120.

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

11:00 - 11:30am (Central time)

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