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Freddie Burton, 79, Adair County, KY (1936-2016)

He made friends everywhere he went. He was a very well-known and respected trainer in the horse racing industry across the country. He was a member of a large, respected Northeast Adair County Kentucky family. He was the son of the late Rufus & Anna mary Foster Burton. He was the patriarch of a very large family. He leaves 45 direct living descendants and took great pride that his one one of the few families with five generations at one time. He loved his families - His blood family, the Burtons and related, and his horse family. At almost any track, he'd meet horsemen he knew by name, and they knew him and loved him. His final resting place will be in Bearwallow Cemetery.
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Freddie Burton, 79, of Columbia, KY, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:30pmCT, at his home after an illness.

The funeral service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton & Bro. Vernon Luttrell officiating. Burial will be in Bearwallow Cemetery, 6080 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, May 27, 2016.


Freddie Burton, 79, Adair County, KY (1936-2016)

He was born November 23, 1936, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Rufus & Anna Mary Foster Burton. He died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 79 years, six months, and one day.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second mother, Evelyn Burton; three brothers, Harold, Bobby Dale and Edward Burton; and one sister, Glenna Mann.

He was a very well-known and respected trainer in the horse racing industry across the country.

Survivors include:
  • Three daughters: Anita (Bobby) Webster; Marsha (Terry) Popplewell; and Anna Burton (Nick Murray) all of Columbia, KY

  • Three sons: Donald Ray Burton, Joey (Alayna) Burton and Greg (Holly) Burton all of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Roger (Lisa) Burton of Vine Grove, KY

  • Two sisters: Cathy (Harold) Lawless and Sherry (Tommy) Cook all of Columbia, KY

  • Twenty-three grandchildren

  • Twelve great-grandchildren

  • Four great-great-grandchildren

  • Several other relatives and friends.
Send condolences to the family of Freddie Burton

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements


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Freddie Burton at Inaugural Race, Miles Park



2016-05-26 - Miles Park, Louisville, KY - Photo from Joey Burton.
Joey Burton sent these of his late father, Freddie Burton, above, with Lucky Lena. He writes: "This is Miles Park 1962. Dad and Frank Clelland won the Inaugural handicap with Lucky Lena." Clicking Read More accesses Freddie Burton's obituary: Freddie Burton, 79, Adair County, KY (1936-2016)

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