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Jackie Royce Jack Burton, 73
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Jackie Royce “Jack” Burton, 73, of McMinnville (Mt. Zion community) died Monday, June 6 at River Park Hospital.
He was born June 23, 1937 in Putnam County and was a retired employee of Carrier Corporation, and a member of Rockliff Church of Christ.
Mr. Burton was preceded in death by his parents, Ben H. and Mildred Shanks Burton, and special grandparents Joe Sid and Mary Lou Shanks.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty Burton; their children, James Burton and special friend Susan Jones of Chattanooga, Don and Colleen Burton, Mike and Melissa Burton, and Chris and Robin Burton, all of McMinnville; grandchildren, Andrea and Erica Burton, Joshua and Jonathan Burton, Cassie and Austin Burton, and Baylee, Avery Kate, and Ansley Burton; great-grandchildren, Ian and Jasper Burton, and brothers Joe and Christy Burton of McMinnville, Terry and Mary Burton of Crossville, Steve and Julie Burton of Atlanta, Ga., and Phillip Burton of McMinnville.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. today at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Jeff Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at Rockliff Cemetery. The Burton family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 8, 2011