Retired airline Captain Daniel T. Burton flew West on his final journey on July 19, 2021. His lifetime passions were flying, time with his family and friends, golf, snow skiing, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys.
Born September 26, 1938 to Delmar and Maxine Burton, "Danny" grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduating from Webster high school. Dan played freshman football for the University of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Tulsa. He then joined the Marine Corps and embarked on his military and commercial aviation career.
In 1966, Dan and Martyne Burton located to Dallas, the home of Braniff Airways. Son, Rhett, was born 1967 followed by son, Josh, in 1970. He rose to Captain, operating Braniff aircraft until 1982.
Later Dan joined American Trans Air and concluded his career operating an around-the-world trip in 1998. He and wife, Michele, settled in Las Vegas in 1987 where they enjoyed a lengthy retirement.
Dan is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Michele; sons, Rhett and Josh; granddaughter, Halee and grandson, Derek; brothers: Delmar Burton and Kenneth Gray.
Donations may be made to Toys for Tots or Best Friends Animal Society.
No services scheduled.
Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jul. 25, 2021.