OBITUARY

William D Burton

November 3, 1941October 4, 2021
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William D. Burton, Sr., age 79, of Jacksboro, TN, passed away on Monday October 4, 2021, at home with his loving wife at his side, due to complications of COPD. He was born on November 3, 1941, in Dante, Virginia, to the late Oma (Smallwood) and Charlie Burton. Bill served the U.S. Army from 1960-1967 including a 5-year tour in Germany achieving the rank of E6. He was retired from Inland GM in 1991 and moved from Ohio to Tennessee. Bill loved the outdoors almost as much as he loved his wife and family and moved to Tennessee in 1992 to live out his dream of “living on the lake”. Fishing was his passion and being on the water was the “closest thing to Heaven” for him. Bill started fishing with the Inland Bass Club and was instrumental in establishing Heartland Anglers in LaFollette, TN.

Bill was a 45-year member of Knollwood Masonic Lodge #774, Beavercreek, Ohio, a member of the Valley of Dayton Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and Prosser Chapter #367 Order of Eastern Star. He also served as Dad Advisor for C.J. Hoover Chapter Order of DeMolay.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, William Jr. (Peanut), brothers James and Johnny, sister Ethel and nephew Jim. He is survived by the love of his life for 60 years, Brenda (Stanley) Burton, daughter: Teanya (Ron) Myers; grandchildren, Chad, Danielle, and Curtis: great grandchildren, Aiden, Haley, Carson, Elijah and Skylar, sister Norma plus many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 East 2nd Street, Franklin, Ohio 45005 on Thursday October 14, 2021, from 5-7 pm with Masonic Services following. Funeral services will be held Friday October 15, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Tannreuther officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors presented at Highland Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio. A “Celebration of Life” is also being planned in Lafollette TN.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Masonic Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Denny Hurst

October 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill for many years at Inland. He was a good guy.

Cheryl (Cox) Williams Stock

October 14, 2021

Dear Brenda:
I’m so sorry to read about Bill in today’s DDN. I went thru this in 1998, when I lost Ray Williams. You & your family have my deepest sympathies! Please stay in touch with me. You can call me at:
937-866/6566 or
text me at: 937/477-7311 or email me at:
Cherylwilliamsstock@gmail.com
Love, Cheryl

Richard Saunders

October 11, 2021

Bill was my Motor Pool Sargent and Friend in the Army in Germany in 1966. He has remained my Friend ever since. He will be greatly missed. Brenda, my sincere condolences to you, all the family and all of us who had the privilege of knowing him. Rich.

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