Lloyd Henry Burton
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Virginia Beach - Lloyd Henry Burton, son of Charlotte Elizabeth Mizell Burton and George Henry Burton died Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Mr. Burton was born August 15, 1918 in South Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth, "Betty", McCoy Burton in May of 1942. Mr. Burton is survived by his two loving daughters, Elizabeth Lou Burton of Sarasota, Florida and Dawn Burton Henderson and his son-in-law Eric Martin Henderson of Raleigh, NC. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Jennifer Bennett (Quigley) of Seattle, Washington; Kimberly Shovelin of Fountain, NC; Ryan Reifschneider of Bellingham, Washington and Martin Henderson of Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Burton has two great Grandsons, Freddy Quigley and Spencer Shovelin.
Mr. Burton graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk, VA in 1936 and was in the Class of 1940 at Virginia Tech. On February 28, 1941 he was assigned to Fort Story as Mine Commander in the U. S. Army during World War II. He had control of General Miners from Cape Henry to Fisherman Island. In 1942, he was married to Elizabeth McCoy that lasted 67 years and eight months. In 1946 he started Burton Lumber Company with his father. He retired after 50 years in 1996.
In addition to running a successful business, he served as a Past President of the Virginia Building Material Association, Past President of the Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, the National Architectural Woodwork Institute, Past President of the National Lumber Trade Association and Past President of Circus Saints and Sinners of America. Mr. Burton was a Member of the Masonic Lodge in Berkley, Lodge #167, since 1943, The Scottish Rite as 32 Degree Mason. He was also a member of the Khedive Temple from 1944. He sat as a Director of BB&T in Chesapeake and was an Honorary Deputy Sheriff in Chesapeake, VA. He was a founding member of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club and Member of the Fifty-Five Club in Richmond, VA
Mr. Burton was a loyal member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church which he supplied much lumber and millwork to during the Construction and renovations. He also enjoyed being a part owner of the Norfolk Tides.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday October 4, in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. The family will be receiving guests at the family home following the service at 1245 N. Bay Shore Dr in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church or to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 2, 2013