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Otis Burton, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

Otis Burton of Columbia passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 87 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Troy McWhorter and Bro Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Wednesday morning until time for the service.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Mr. Burton was born in Adair County on January 30, 1934 to the late Robert and Dorinda Burton. He was the husband of the late Nellie Nancy Harmon Burton.

Mr. Burton formerly attended the Calvary Temple Church and enjoyed dairy farming and spending time with his family.

Survivors include four children Mary Betty Helm (Kenny), Morris Benny Burton and John Jeffro Burton (Karen) all of Columbia, KY and Marilyn Bessie Judd (Tony) of Greensburg, KY; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one on the way.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two children Mae Beverly Burton and Michael Bradley Burton; a granddaughter Tonia Rena Helm and siblings Pink Burton, Sarah Burton, Cecile Cowan, Lizzie Cowan, Rissie Burton and Gladys Burton.

Pallbearers will be Josh Harden, Billy Smith, Josh Helm, Terry Judd, Junior Crawhorn & Brandon Bloyd.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Otis Burton, 87, Columbia, KY (1934-2021)

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