Kyle Michael Burnette, age 53 of Stuart, Virginia passed away peacefully on January 21, 2022, at Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy, North Carolina. He was born in Pinellas County, Florida on May 24, 1968. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John “Ed” Sims, and an aunt, Marilyn Cantrell. Kyle always said being a teenager in the 80’s was nothing short of awesome. He was a true music buff and an absolute guru of many music genres from rock to dance and house to techno. His artistic talent with pen and ink were truly from another dimension with some of his art being published in national tattoo magazines. Kyle loved animals especially dogs and horses. He volunteered with P.A.W.S. (Patrick Animal Welfare Society) for approximately 10 years and recently volunteered with the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue. He was a selfless guy with a smile on his face, always willing to help someone when they couldn’t do it alone, and truly believed friendship was the greatest gift. May Heaven accept him, may angels protect him.
Kyle is survived by his mother, Brenda McManus Sims of Stuart; his father, Richard Burnette of Lincolnton, North Carolina; three brothers, Kevin and wife, Jill of Greensboro, Chris of Florida, and Bryan and wife, Rachel of Michigan; two nephews, Lance and Brandon; one cousin, Donnie of Clearwater, Florida; and many special friends.
Services for Kyle will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kyle M. Burnette Fund, c/o Moody Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Stuart, VA 24171 or to the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 13, Hardy, VA 24101. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart has been entrusted with the arrangements and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.