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James Duke Burton, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1926
Death: Apr. 5, 2006
Georgia, USA



James Duke Burton, Sr. - Savannah -Mr. Burton was born September 19th of 1926,
his golden heart stopped beating on April 5, 2006 at the age of 79. He was born
in Louisville, Kentucky, moved to Chicago where he lived for many years. Mr.
Burton served in the U.S. Army in the 1940's, his rank was Tech 5. He was one of
the first to teach members of the Army to drive amphibian trucks, thus, after
moving to Savannah he drove 18 wheelers for 17 years at Builders Transport.
Winning many awards for his reliable service to the company and for safety, he
also drove for 13 years at S.I.L. James was loved and admired by everyone who
knew him and was a distinguished member of the Central Baptist Church, where he
professed the lord as his savior. James was a wonderful Husband, caring Father,
doting Grandfather & Great Grandfather. He was a superb role model for all of
us, loved by everybody he touched. We would call him Granddaddy - but he was
much more - he was our teacher, helping to raise all of us. A beautiful selfless
man, who gave all of himself for everyone and never complained. We will miss him
terribly, never forgetting him or the lessons he never stopped teaching us in
his own way. We have been so blessed to have this man share his life with us.
Mr. Burton was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol M. Burton, his sweet
baby of 28 glorious years; father and mother, Ernest and Mary Burton, and
brother Bill Burton. The devoted family he left behind are his daughters,
Deborah Brown, Denise Brown, Donna and husband Maurice Shirley, Doris and
husband Mike Saunders, and Janalee Sawyer; sons, James Burton Jr., James Brown
and John Burton; adoring grandchildren, Annie, April and husband Jason, Brandi
and husband Daniel, Brenda, Brianna, Carolyn and husband John, Heather, James
III, James, Jodie and Husband Joey, John Jr., Kaice, Kenneth and wife Melanie,
Kimberly andhusband Mike, Kristy, Maggie, Shay.Loving Great Grandchildren;
Angeleigh, Amber, Ashley, Anna, Ashley, Blake, Brandon (B.J.) Daniel, Gabby,
Jolie, Joseph, Josie, Justion, Kailey, Kirsten, Lindsay, Taylor and Travis;
sisters, Sis, Tee and Tootse. Viewing is on April 7th from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at
Fairhaven Funeral Home, 2794 West US Highway 80, Garden City (912) 964-2862.
Services are Saturday, April 8th, 10:00 a.m., in the Fairhaven Funeral Home
Chapel with Burial at Hillcrest Abby West, 1336 Dean Forest Road, Savannah, GA.
Services to be held by Brother Kenny of the Central Baptist Church of Garden
City. Pall Bearers: John Winn, Daniel Roberts, Jason Mongold, John Smith, Joey
Todd, Billy Coshatt. Fairhaven Funeral Home and Crematory Savannah Morning News
April 7, 2006

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Carol Mary Dixon Burton (1936 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Lisa Parrish Beebe
Record added: Apr 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13919564
James Duke Burton, Sr
Added by: Lisa Parrish Beebe
 
James Duke Burton, Sr
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I sure do miss this man!!!
- Jodie Todd
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014

- Lisa Parrish Beebe
 Added: Apr. 11, 2006
 
 
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