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Danny C. Burton, 68, Columbia, KY native (1953-2021)

Danny C. Burton of Dunnville passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville. He was 68.

The funeral service will be held at 10amET on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Corey Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery, with rites held by the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 9pmET on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held at 7pmET.

Born on July 3, 1953, in Columbia, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Robert and Bertha Wilson Burton. Just out of high school Danny worked with Dr. Grant, the local veterinarian. He then joined the Kentucky State Police and retired after 20+ years of service to the Commonwealth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #722. He was a fun-loving family man that had a witty and charismatic personality. He enjoyed wood working.

Danny is survived by his wife, Bernadine Hardwick Burton, who he wed on December 13, 2014; a daughter, Katlyn Burton of Dunnville; three brothers, Michael Burton of Russell Springs, Jerry Burton of Columbia, and Gary (Linda) Burton of Russell Springs; three sisters, Brenda Beecher of Dunedin, Florida, Patricia (Gary) Thomas of Russell Springs, and Teresa (Curtis) Withers of Russell Springs; a special buddy, Parker; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Allen Burton, Arnold Burton, and Albert Burton; and two sisters, Gwendolyn Burton and Carolyn Knifley.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Burton, Michael Burton, Gary Burton, Tim Janes, Jeff Withers, Steve Fletcher, and Rollin Knifley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Morris Farris, Roger Garrett, Kevin Knifley, Matt Thomas, Micah Thomas, Chris Knifley, Mark Lynn and Phillip Hatfield.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Trooper Island at P.O. Box 473, Albany, KY 42602, The Gideons International, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Danny C. Burton, 68, Columbia, KY native (1953-2021)

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