John William Burton, Jr. "Johnny" CHARLOTTE - John William Burton, Jr., 59, died peacefully on December 1, 2013. He was born February 12, 1954, to John W. Burton, Sr. and the late Yolande C. Burton. John graduated from Garinger High School and started to work for Piedmont Floor Covering, and later joined the Air Force. He was quick witted, humorous and loved and adored his family and friends. He also worked at Charlotte National Golf Club. John was a scratch golfer and had seven holes-in-one. John is survived by his wife, Darie Burton; his father, John Sr.; sister, Deborah Hendrix (Stephen); brother, Richard Burton; son Bryan Burton (Tessa) and daughter, Jessica Love (Roland). Also surviving are six grandchildren and stepchildren, Jason, Teresa and Kevin Wright; his former wife, Candy Burton, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 with a 3:00 PM. Funeral Service at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Rd. in Mint Hill, NC. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Memorials can be made to Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233. TH Robertson Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family, www.throbertson.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 3, 2013