OBITUARY

James Walker Burton, Sr.

January 27, 1941August 7, 2018

James Walker Burton, Sr., 77, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Sandston and retired from the Virginia Army National Guard after 33 years of service. He was past Master of Masonic Lodges No. 219 and No. 272. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mae Burton; sister, Claudia Minor; and brother, Bobby Burton and is survived by his wife, Virginia Burton; three children, Debbie Short (Bryan), Muriel Baxter (Richard) and James Burton, Jr.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Burton (Betty); and sister-in-law, Darlene Burton. The family will receive friends Friday, August 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231 where services will be held Saturday, August 11, at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will be held Tuesday, August 14, at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3868 Antioch Church Road, Sandston, VA 23150.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mae Burton; sister, Claudia Minor; and brother, Bobby Burton and is survived by his wife, Virginia Burton; three children, Debbie Short (Bryan), Muriel Baxter (Richard) and James Burton, Jr.; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Burton (Betty); and sister-in-law, Darlene Burton.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Masonic Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, August 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Walker Burton, Sr.

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ROY PHAUP

August 9, 2018

Thanks Jim for all the great times, rest in peace!
Roy Phaup

Tina Dickman Turner

August 9, 2018

Debbie and Muriel so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

butch vines

August 9, 2018

Jim was ALWAYS laughing. I never knew a guy who was smiling and laughing all the time. In part, Joe Bane, at AASF saw to this! GREAT GUY, and like Jimmy Richardson, I will miss Jim a lot!
butch vines

FROM THE FAMILY