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Burton, Paul
1926 - 2017
Paul Judson Burton, age 91, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Paul was born September 19, 1926 to George Homer Burton and Mamie Leo (Burk) Burton in Champaign, Illinois. Paul died from complications of colon cancer. In the words of Stuart Scott, ESPN sports anchor; "When you die it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live." 2 Timothy 6:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Paul was a Christian and a member of Laurel Canyon Church of Christ. Paul served in the Navy on the island of Guam during WWII (1944-46) he served in the Air Force as a radio operator from 1949-52, and the Air Force Reserves from 1952-58. He retired from F. & R. Lazarus as a salesman. He loved the Lord and the church and was faithful in reading the Bible everyday and praying. He loved his family and his dogs and cats. He enjoyed gardening, especially his peach trees. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Grace of 64 years; children, David (Nancy) Burton and Steven (Darlene) Burton; grandchildren, Rebecca, Laura, and Jessica; great-grandson, Brayden. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond, Herschel, Enfer, and Charles and sisters Corene Krohe, Aline Hendricker, and Onea Krohe. Paul's family will receive friends on Thursday, September 28, from 6-8 p.m. at COTNER FUNERAL HOME, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg. His funeral service will be Friday, September, 29, at 10 a.m. at Laurel Canyon Church of Christ, 409 McNaughten Road, Columbus, with visiting beginning an hour prior. Burial to follow at Maple Wood Cemetery, New Albany, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 27, 2017
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