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Donald Gene Burton, 79, Columbia, KY (1942-2021)

Donald Gene Burton of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at his residence. He was 79 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the services at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

He was born in Adair County, KY on March 16, 1942 to the late Zack and Emma Susan Willis Burton. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mildred Jean Coffey Burton.

Mr. Burton was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, a former employee of the Adair County Jail and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He enjoyed junking and antiques and always finding or making a good deal.

Survivors include a son Michael Burton of Alabama; a grandson Brody Walker Burton of Columbia; his former daughter-in-law Shawna Burton of Columbia; three siblings Phillip Burton of Florida, Harold Burton (Audrey) of Columbia, KY and Sue Burton of Kokomo, IN; two special friends Doug Janes (Monica) and Donnie Curry (Leoda) and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by nine siblings Tommy Burton, Ed Burton, Freddie Burton, Delmer Burton, Bobby Burton, Mamie Cowan, Dollie Burton, Faylene Herald and Hazel Curry.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Curry, Doug Janes, Brody Burton, Kevin Burton, Dale Cowan and Steve Curry.

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

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Donald Gene Burton, 79, Columbia, KY (1942-2021)

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