Jack L. Burton

April 23, 1935March 16, 2014

Jack L. Burton, age 78 of Gardendale passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading westerns and war books, but he mostly loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, and grandfather who was loved and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary L. Burton. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna P. Burton; son Larry C. Burton (Mary Ann); daughter-in-law, Patty Burton; brothers, Virgil, Wayne (Verbie), and Gary (Ruth) Burton; grandchildren, Cara Martin (Jamie), Larry Burton, Jr. (Heather), Emily Chapple (Kevin), Lindsey Hodges (Terry), and Daniel Graham (Sandy); great grandchildren, Samantha Hodges and Devin Hodges; 24 nieces and nephews. Jack was a proud veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he went to work for Hayes Aircraft (PEMCO). He then worked for nearly 40 years in the masonry block business, working for SuperRock, DeMarco, and Grasselli Block Companies. After retiring he went to work with the cities of Gardendale, Morris, and Kimberly as a building inspector. Chapel funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22nd at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Highway, 35071 at 2 PM with a visitation from 12 noon until service time. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites. In lieu of flowers please make donations to ALR SoberLife, 1515 2nd Ave. No., Bessemer, AL, 35020, the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675, or any charity of your choice in Jack L. Burton’s memory.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jack L. Burton

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March 28, 2014

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

Frances Piercy

March 22, 2014

Thinking about you today, Donna and family. So are Bill & Violet.

With love,
The Piercy's


March 21, 2014

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of loss. 2 Cor 1:1-5

Brandy Price

March 20, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Richard, Brandy, Logan & Luke

Pat/Dale Beck

March 20, 2014

Donna you and your family have our deepest sympathy. May God give you the comfort that you need to get through the days ahead.

March 19, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kathy Hawkins

Ginny Elam

March 19, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and will continue to do so in the future. Love you. Ginny Elam

March 19, 2014

Donna, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.I am so sorry for your loss.I love you. Sara French

Jan Freeman

March 18, 2014

Aunt Donna Jo, Larry, and Gary,
I will surly miss Uncle Jack. He could make me laugh when no one else could. Loved his silly stories. Hope when he reaches the Great destination that he will be laughing with Mom and Dad.. Love you all.
Jan and Ronnie Freeman

March 18, 2014

My condolences to the Burton family. Rest in Peace Jack. Rodney Ware