George Scott Burnet

George Scott Burnet


After a brief illness, George Scott Burnet, 74, died July 30, 2021, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. A native of Jackson, he lived in Mississippi most of his life, working in retail grocery business management for Kroger, K-Mart, and Vowell’s stores statewide. 

The only son of the late Eugene Joseph and Mary Scott Burnet, he was born November 19, 1946. He graduated from Provine High School, attended Hinds Community College, and was a six-year veteran of the Mississippi National Guard. A history buff, he loved mental games—from dominoes to crossword puzzles—and he adored his dachshunds, Dee D and Dexter. He was known as “Scotty” to his family and classmates and “George” to his work colleagues and friends later in life. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra K. Gray Burnet, Walnut Grove, MS; son Scott Burnet (Rebecca), Martin, GA; daughter Marie White (Kim), Hensley, AR; son Bill Stevens (Sherry), Ellisville, MS; daughter Ashley Burnet Smith (Bradley), Laurel, MS; and sisters, Jeanne Luckett (C.B. Carroll), Jackson, MS, and Mary Porter (Rick), Terry, MS. He was preceded in death by daughter Deborah Rhoudes, Cloudcroft, NM.

Other survivors include grandchildren Christopher Burnet and Corinne Burnet, Martin, GA; Catie Burnet, Lavonia, GA; Chastity Voss, Redfield, AR; Sophia White, Hensley, AR; Jeremiah Stevens and Joshua Stevens, Ellisville, MS; David Plont, Jr., Knoxville, TN; Taylor Hendricks, Bolivar, MO; and Victoria Rhoudes, Andrews, TX. 

In a generous act of service, Scotty left his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to benefit science. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. The family thanks the Rush Foundation Hospital staff for their compassionate care. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

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