Mr. John Douglas Burnette, age 81 of Wilkesboro, NC, husband of Norma Setzer Burnette, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Wilkesboro Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Hefner and Rev. Alfred E. Andrews, Jr., officiating. Entombment is in Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 12 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.Mr. Burnette was born March 15, 1936 in Barnesville, Ga. to Harvey Daniel Burnette, Sr. and Myrtle Florence Cook Burnette. He attended Emmanuel College, Lenoir-Rhyne College and received his Masters and Education Specialist degree (Ed.S) from Appalachian State University. He served as principal of multiple schools over a twenty-seven year period. He was a member of Gideons International – South Camp and also served as a Christian educator missionary. He served as Interim Pastor and performed with Seniors on Stage. He was a member of Wilkesboro Baptist Church where he was a church choir member and former deacon.He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harvey Daniel Burnette, Jr.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma Setzer Burnette, of the home; two daughters, Alisa Vaness Burnette and husband, Johnny D. Anderson, of Panama City, FL, and Susan Vatrice Burnette of Moravian Falls, NC; four grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas Burns, Matthew Gregory Burns and wife Rachel, Brent Austin Walker and Micah Bryan Burns; and two sisters, Nelle Goodman of Cantonment, FL and Carolyn Adams and husband James of Meansville, GA.