Born Dec. 17, 1927 at Indianapolis, he was the son of Calvin Burton and Claudine Bowers Burton.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of Warren Central High School and employed with Linkbelt for 25 years. The family moved to Bloomfield in 1961.
Survivors include: his children, Darlene Swaby, Shannon Pearson,Cyla Jewart, Aaron, Brian, Clay, Keith Burton and Jessie Shields; sisters, Charlotte Burton and Marge Burton; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Betty Jean McDowell Burton.
Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 21, 2007 at Concord General Baptist Church of Calvertville, Pastor Galen Judy officiating.
Nathan Butler Funeral Home of Worthington is handlign the arrangements.
Online condolences to the bereaved family available at www.forevercare.org.