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W. Lee Burton, 70, Columbia, KY native (1948-2018)

Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 8 years in the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar, but had also worked for Chrysler Corporation and the Indianapolis Post Office. Lee was an avid bowler, poker player and fan of the Cubs and IU. He was a giving person who loved his kids and especially his grandkids.

W. Lee Burton, 70, of Dunreith, IN, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson, IN.

Services will be at 11amET on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel, 7355 S, IN-109, Knightstown, IN, with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Visitation will be from 4pmET to 8pmET Tuesday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel.

There will be visitation hours from 10amCT until 1pmCT on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Graveside services and burial with military honors will be at 1pmCT on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Bear Wallow Cemetery in Columbia, KY.


He was born August 4, 1948 in Columbia, KY, a son of Oliver and Ruby Helen (Reece) Burton.

Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 8 years in the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar, but had also worked for Chrysler Corporation and the Indianapolis Post Office. Lee was an avid bowler, poker player and fan of the Cubs and IU. He was a giving person who loved his kids and especially his grandkids.

He leaves to cherish his memory
  • His wife of 35 years, Beverly (Zeigler) Burton of Dunreith
  • His children, Mark (Neda) Yuhas of FL, Scott Burton of Dunreith, Aaron (Jana) Burton of Knightstown, Kevin (Rachel) Lewis of Grant County, IN, Jason Burton of Dunreith, Levi Burton of New Castle, Chris Burton of Greenfield
  • Twelve grandchildren
  • Two great grandsons
  • Siblings, Sue (Jim) Wauford of Yosemite, KY, Lorene (Terry) Adams of Dwight, IL, Oliver Dale (Sherry) Burton of Russell Springs, KY, Rodger (Carola) Burton of Frankfort, Germany, Cyndi (Ed) Haywood of Russell Springs, KY, Eldon F. (Cindy) Burton of Russell Springs, KY
  • Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Burton.

Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Condolences and memories of Lee may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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