William Gordon "Gee" Burnett, Jr., 56, husband of Margaret Burnett and father to Ellis and Elizabeth Burnett, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Born in Tampa, FL, he was the son of Louise Ellis Burnett and the late William Gordon Burnett. He is survived by his brother Charles “Chuck” Burnett, sisters Pamela Dato and Alison Pennington, their spouses and children, and many special friends.
Gee was a member of Advent United Methodist Church. He was an active member of Holly Tree Country Club. Gee was also a member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla (Tampa) and a member and past President of The Merry Makers Club (Tampa). He attended The University of Florida, Wofford College, and served his country in the United States Army from 1984-1986.
Gee was a natural athlete and loved baseball and tennis and any good-humored contest from the courts to the card table. He had a genius for friendship and good will, a tender spirit and knew the beauty, joy and importance of any gathering, large or small, of friends and family.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, the family has chosen to have a private memorial service at this time. A Celebration of Gee's life will be held at a later date.
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