John E. Burnitt, 50, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord April 15, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Glen James of Christ Chapel Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Nibletts Bluff in Vinton.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, May 26, 1964, he was the son of Jimmy Euell Burnitt and Doris Marie (Kidd) Burnitt. John was a lifelong resident of Orange and he worked at OCARC. He loved listening to music and driving fast.

He was preceded in death by his father and his niece, Kristi Burnitt.

John is survived by his mother, Doris Kidd Burnitt of Orange; siblings, Jimmy R. Burnitt and wife and Jerry Burnitt and wife, Debbie, all of Orange, Donya Burnitt Singletary and husband, John and Debbie Burnitt Ward and husband, Steve, all of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Ward, Steve Kidd, Michael Hudnall, Felix Hudnall, Chris Burnitt, and Donald Simpson.