Nolan Phillip Burton

October 10, 1935November 21, 2021
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Nolan Phillip Burton, 86, formerly of Lynchburg, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at his residence in Edenton, NC. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Hicks Burton.

Born in Charlotte County, October 10, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles W. Burton and Irene Clark Burton. Nolan was raised at the Odd Fellows Home of Virginia in Lynchburg. Nolan was retired from Consumers Dornin & Adams after 45 years of service. He was a longtime member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and worked part time for Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University since 2003. Nolan was a wonderful & loyal husband and great father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stanford M Burton, one sister Lois Marshall and one grandson, Christopher Patrick Cooper.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Gina Burton Butler and her husband David, Cindy Burton Cooper and her husband Keyto, Sharon Burton McCormick and her husband Tony and Becky Lynne Burton; one son, Nolan Phillip Burton, Jr.; one brother, Charles W. Burton and his wife Kathy; 11 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A service celebrating his life and faith will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021 in the Old Thomas Road Pate Chapel at 707 Thomas Road with Pastor Jonathan Falwell and Pastor David Crumpler officiating. Interment will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.


  • William Brooks, III, Active Pallbearer
  • Lee Brooks, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathan Beckner, Active Pallbearer
  • Ethan Beckner, Active Pallbearer
  • David Beckner, Active Pallbearer
  • Colby Hienkle, Active Pallbearer
  • Trey Cooper, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Adam Hienkle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Danny Sandifer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Butler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Keyto Cooper, Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dave Moquin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Carey White, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Burch, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration of Life and Faith

    Monday, November 29, 2021


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Nancy Bullock Weiland

November 29, 2021

Dear Pat, I was Nancy Bullock and met you when I was 14 and I was dating Ray Hicks. I saw you and Nolan often at church and sometimes saw Nolan when he was waiting for you while you shopped at Belk. I’m so sorry for your loss of Nolan, and I will be praying for the Lord to comfort you and your family. God bless you dear friend. Love, Nancy

Nancy Fisher Fuller Newbern

November 28, 2021

Pat and family, I am sad to hear of Nolan's passing. I remember him always smiling and so kind. You both were so good to Mama and she thought the world of you both. Take care . My sympathy, prayers and love for you all. Nancy


November 28, 2021

Sandy and I will miss him. So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing him and Pat at Captain D's on Wednesday.

Vangie Poggemiller

November 27, 2021

Nolan was always a friendly face at the welcome desk. Always willing to help out. He has been and will be missed at Thomas Road.

Terry DeJarnette

November 27, 2021

I thought the world of Nolan he was a great man.

Marc Ivey

November 27, 2021

Mrs. Pat and family. Alaina and I are very sad to hear the news of Mr. Nolan’s passing. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you and your amazing family. He was a consistent source of encouragement to us while we were in Lynchburg. We love you and are thinking of you during this time.

Love and prayers

Marc Ivey

Judy & Lucky Billings

November 27, 2021

Nolan you will be missed! You were the strong but quiet soul that was able to keep Pat on a long leash. We love you Pat and our prayers are with you and the family.

Jo Martin (Manson NC)

November 26, 2021

Pat and family:
The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone you love. May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love. I am thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

Beckner Stephanie

November 25, 2021

Dear family, Nolan was a sweet and gentle soul. He could always make me giggle with some of the things he would say. I am sorry he did not get to spend more time with the world.

William Brooks III

November 24, 2021

Papa was the most loving man I knew. He loved unconditionally and no matter what you did he never judged you but loved you like Jesus told all Christians to love.