EDWARD M. BURT
Born February 23, 1931, died peacefully on April 17, 2013 at his home on Lake Gaston in Littleton, NC surrounded by his family. He was born in Birmingham, AL, the son of George W. Burt, Jr. and Ida Roseburg Burt. He moved to Washington DC at the age of 14 where he played football for and graduated from Anacostia High School. Soon thereafter he was so proud to have tried out for the Washington Redskins.
He entered active service in the Air Force in 1951 and served in the Korean War
as a Cryptographer until being honorably discharged as a decorated Staff Sergeant in 1954. On July 24, 1954 he married Betty Ann James at Ryland Church in Washington DC. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1958. He was Co-Manager of Southeast Marine in Washington DC until opening Burt Marine Center in Alexandria, VA in April 1964. He was also a licensed real estate agent in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. He retired in 1983 to his home in North Carolina and filled his days with family, good friends, and service to the community. He was an active member of Lions Club International, The Loyal Order of the Moose, The American Legion and was a member of the Roanoke Valley Shrine Club for 28 years.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 39 years in 1992, his brother, Col. George W. Burt III and his sister, Lena Mae Jowers. He is survived by his son, Travis, wife Cassie and their children, Branden and Kirsten Burt; and his daughter, Tanya Burt Brett and husband, Mike.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home, 839 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Funeral Services will be conducted at Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 Calvary Church Road, Littleton, NC on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. Interment will immediately follow.