Rockwall County News Publisher Wes Burnett passes away suddenly

ROCKWALL – The publisher and owner of the Rockwall County News, Wesley Burnett, passed away suddenly from a stroke March 28.

He was 72 years old.

Mr. Burnett was the publisher of the Post Dispatch in Post TX from 1982 to 2008, when he moved to Rockwall and purchased the Rockwall County News.

According to his Rest Haven Funeral Home obituary, he is survived by his wife, Pat, and son, Timothy, both of Rockwall; as well as another son in Allen TX, a daughter in Mesa AZ, their families and several other relatives.

A memorial service was held March 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Rockwall with Rev. Cheryl Taylor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church at PO Box 692, Rockwall 75087; to Samaritan’s Purse Project #010350 by calling Chad at 828-278-1174; or to Rockwall County Helping Hands, 930 Williams St, Rockwall 75087.

TheRockwallNews.com extends our condolences and best regards to the Walker family.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher


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