Freddie William Martin Burnett
(Written by Freddie) He was born Freddie William Martin Burnett to Demmet H. Burnett and Pearl (Lambert) Burnett on February 22, 1938 in Pittsburg, Oklahoma. He graduated high school there as well.
In 1956, he moved to Prineville, Oregon. He worked on farms, logged and worked in a sawmill. He was a carpenter since 1970. He built more than 100 homes in Prineville. He also helped in building the Central Oregonian newspaper office, Prineville Funeral Home and the Pioneer dentist office. He built homes in Prineville, Madras, Bend, La Pine and John Day and a bank in Cave Junction, Oregon. He also worked one summer in Skagway, Alaska.
He married Yvonne Elaine (Thomas), daughter of Ben and Mardell Thomas of Prineville. They were married June 4, 1959. They have three kids: Freddie Martin and Jerry D. and Shelly (Burnett) Hall, all of Prineville. He has three brothers: Harvey Burnett, Lloyd Burnette and Jim Burnett, all of Prineville; and two sisters, Jane (Burnette) Wilson of Prineville and Katie (Burnett) Ferguson of Redmond. He has six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Demmet H and Pearl Burnett; wife, Susie (Yvonne) Burnett; son, Jerry Burnett of Prineville; three sisters, May Harris, Dorothy (Brock) Faber from Prineville and Bonnie Edwards of Washington; and one half-sister, Virginia (Genie) Jones of Arizona.
A service will be at a later date.