OBITUARY

Chester C. Burton, Sr

July 22, 1928January 4, 2013

Chester C. Burton, Sr., 84, of Connersville, died Friday morning, January 4, 2013, at Lincoln Centers-East surrounded by his family.

Chester was born July 22, 1928 in Pike County to Chester Arthur and Ella June Barger Burton. In 1947, he graduated from Decker High School and attended Vincennes University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he served as a cryptotechnician. Chester also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for ten years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. On April 2, 1954, he was married in Vincennes to the former Wanda L. Woodward who died August 24, 2009. They moved to Connersville in 1964 where Chester was reassigned in his position with Western-Southern Insurance. Chester retired from White Consolidated and its predecessor, Design and Manufacturing, after twenty-seven years of service. He had also sold cars at Morgan, Hunter and Vakoc Auto Sales, all in Connersville and was employed at Stop 1 Truck Stop near Cambridge City. He was a former member of the Men’s Democrat Club, AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. In his leisure time, Chester enjoyed trading many items including knives and watches.

Chester is survived by his children and their spouses: Marcia Crabtree and Lester of Liberty; Danny R Burton, Sr. and Pamela J. of Everton; Chester C. Burton, Jr. and Sandy of Connersville; his grandchildren: Michelle Presson and her companion, Chad Hamblin of Liberty; Danny Burton, Jr. of Brownsburg; Amanda Burton and her companion, Ryan Spears of Newark, Ohio; Lynn Faw and Craig of Peoria, Illinois; Jeremy Crabtree and Lindsey of Liberty; Matthew Burton of Connersville; Sally Potters of Glendale, California; great-grandchildren: Keith, Jr., Dylan and Leslie Presson; C.J. Caldwell; Taylor and Devin Faw; Chloe Ann Crabtree; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Chester was preceded in death by his son: Timothy Lee Burton and his step-father, James Lee Catt, who raised him; his twin brother: Lester Lloyd Burton and a grandson-in-law, Keith Presson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Alzheimer Research. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Susie York

January 31, 2013

To the Burton's...just found out about the passing of your father today. So very sorry to hear the news. Your dad was a good man who enjoyed his life.

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

January 11, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU AHVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOEIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Brian, Lisa, Ben & Ian Dorrel

January 10, 2013

Our sympathies for your loss. Unfortunately, we learned about your father's passing only moments ago. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard Agee

January 8, 2013

Farewell my friend

Bill & Ruth Thornton

January 8, 2013

Dear Chester and Sandy, Bill and I are so sorry to hear of your father and father-in-laws passing. Bill and I are out of town, but wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time.

karen caudill earlywine

January 7, 2013

so sorry about the loss of your dad. i have loved this whole family for so long you all seem part of mine. your dad has went on to join mom and Tim. he is in no more pain. i love you guys may God wrap his loving arms around you all.

Rae Cartee

January 7, 2013

CB, I'm so sorry to hear your dad died. Zack and I are thinking of you and your family.

Janet & Art Barrett

January 7, 2013

Marcia,we are so sorry for your loss he will truely be missed by all who knew him.He and my dad often traded cars etc.I hope they meet again and do some more horse trading.

January 7, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Phyllis May

January 7, 2013

Sorry for your loss your Dad was a lot of fun to be around and even we I took care of him at the hospital we had fun. Love to you all