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James Paul Burnett

North Aurora, IL, 1950 - 2014

James Paul Burnett, age 64, of North Aurora, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Presence Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. He was born October 6, 1950 in Monticello, Arkansas, the son of James E. and Beatrice M. (nee Piper) Burnett. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Anne Jones on May 18, 1973 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia.
Paul served his country in the United States Army as Sergeant and served two tours in the Vietnam War. He had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, gardening, and watching sports. His greatest enjoyment came from time spent with his dear grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis of North Aurora; his son, Thomas (Robin) Burnett of Montgomery; his grandchildren, Clayton and Jocelyn; brothers, John (Deanne) Burnett of Cabot, Arkansas and David (Jimmi Sue) Burnett of Drasco, Arkansas; and two sisters, Lorna Burnett Tapley of Drasco, Arkansas, Anne (Paul) Leoanard of Harrison, Arkansas; and many aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his sister, Janet Huff.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For additional information, please contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or

Published November 25, 2014