Burnett Kaufman

Funeral services for Mr. Burnett Kaufman, 87, Tyler, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Derrick Lott officiating.
Burial will be in Hopewell Valley Community Cemetery under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.
Mr. Kaufman died July 20, 2013, at The Hospice of East Texas.
He was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Smith County and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was a custodian for the city of Tyler and a crossing guard at Mattie Jones Elementary. He was a choir leader with the Tyler Male Federation and served on the deacon board. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Fairy Kaufman, Tyler; three sons, Willie Moore (Irene), Dallas, Joe Moore, Tyler, and Johnny Paul Kaufman (Patricia), Tyler; one daughter, Brenda Seaton (Richard), Parker, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 26, 2013