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Dennis Wayne Burton


1955 - 2017 Obituary
Dennis Wayne Burton Obituary
DENNIS WAYNE BURTON, 61, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday August 26, 2017 at the age of 61. The son of John Buford Burton and Josephine Gill Burton, he was born in 1955 in Memphis, TN. After graduating from Olive Branch High School, he attended the University of Mississippi where he made friendships that would last a lifetime. After college he began building homes with his father which would be the beginning of a successful land development and home building career that would last 35 years. A business that began in Memphis eventually moved east to pursue a project that would become his passion and last a life time. He was the long-time owner of Unique Properties, Inc., which began developing Collierville in 1982. A visionary with dignity, integrity and an entrepreneurial spirit, his efforts along brother, Ronnie helped a small town with less than 10,000 residents in the early 1980's grow to a place that over 40,000 love to call home today.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Ellen Ann Worthy Burton (Susie), whom he married in 1978; his brother, Ronnie Burton of Collierville and his sister, Cindy Medlin (Butch Medlin) of Collierville. In addition to his spouse he leaves two daughters and three grandchildren: Heather Burton Frazier (David Frazier) of Collierville; Holly Burton Boyer (Doug Boyer) of Collierville; Ella Beverly Frazier; Collins Elizabeth Frazier; and Hayes Edward Boyer, all of Collierville.

The family will begin receiving friends Tuesday, August 29 at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. at Collierville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Published in The Collierville Independent on Aug. 30, 2017
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