Lee Burton, 70, of Dunreith, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson, Indiana. He was born August 4, 1948 in Columbia, Kentucky, a son of Oliver and Ruby Helen (Reece) Burton.
Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving eight years in the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar, but had also worked for Chrysler Corporation and the Indianapolis Post Office. Lee was an avid bowler, poker player and fan of the Cubs and IU. He was a giving person who loved his kids and especially his grandkids.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Beverly (Zeigler) Burton of Dunreith; children, Mark (Neda) Yuhas of Florida, Scott Burton of Dunreith, Aaron (Jana) Burton of Knightstown, Kevin (Rachel) Lewis of Grant County, Indiana, Jason Burton of Dunreith, Levi Burton of New Castle, and Chris Burton of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren; two great grandsons; siblings, Sue (Jim) Wauford of Yosemite, Kentucky, Lorene (Terry) Adams of Dwight, Illinois, Oliver Dale (Sherry) Burton of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Rodger (Carola) Burton of Frankfort, Germany, Cyndi (Ed) Haywood of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Eldon F. (Cindy) Burton of Russell Springs, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Burton.
Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel. There will be visitation hours from 10:00AM until 1:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, Kentucky. Graveside services and burial with military honors will be at 1:00 PM Thursday in Bear Wallow Cemetery in Columbia, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences and memories of Lee may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.