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Loy Burnett

October 17, 1945 — October 6, 2023

Loy Burnett

Loy Burnett, age 77, left this world on October 6, 2023. He was born on October 17, 1945, to Sydney and Juanita (McChristian) Burnett in Hindsville, Arkansas.

Loy married Cheryl Hendry on October 29, 1965. His survivors include his loving wife, Cheryl; daughter, Stephany (Daniel) Valle; son, Dennis (Gina) Burnett; brother, Mack Burnett; sisters, Claudia Vaughn, Patsy Mason; grandchildren, Drake Valle, Jordyn Burnett, Aubrie Smith, Emma Groth; and great-grandchild, Maycee Burnett. He is proceeded in death by his parents and brother, Coy Burnett.

Loy graduated from East High School in 1964. He began working for the railroad for a time but, eventually began a lifelong career in the automotive industry working for Goodyear and then moved on to own a Skelly and Texaco gas station. He then went into business with his brother Mack opening their own auto repair shop and were in business together for 12 years.

In 1985 Loy and his wife Cheryl bought an 1875 Victorian home and spent a number of years restoring it. Then in 1987 he started an auto repair shop at his home and worked with his son Dennis for 27 years before retiring in 2015.

Loy had many hobbies including restoring old cars, motocross racing, motorcycle trials, woodworking, and stained glass. He gave 110% to everything he did and considered himself a lifelong student, willing to learn and master anything he had an interest in.

Loy’s mission in life after being baptized in 2002 was to serve the Lord with his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He did so faithfully serving as an elder in his church at Emporia Church of Christ and spending countless hours sharing his faith and investing in the lives of many.

He will be remembered as a man of God, loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00am at Emporia Avenue Church of Christ. A graveside service will follow at 12:00pm at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Share condolences at www.cozine.com. Services by Cozine Memorial Group - Broadway Mortuary

 

A memorial has been established with:

Emporia Avenue Church of Christ

1144 S. Emporia

Wichita, KS 67211

 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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