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 Bernard A. Burton

Bernard A. Burton

Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Jun 2011 (aged 89)
Kentucky, USA
Burial Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 71345152 · View Source
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United States Army,
World War II,

Bernard A. Burton, 89 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life peacefully at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

Bernard was born in Naomi, Kentucky on January 26th, 1922 to the late Oscar C. Burton and the late Flonnie Smith Burton.

Bernard was a graduate of Nancy High School. Upon graduation he joined the United States Army to serve his country during World War II serving in the Company C, 14th Tank Battalion as tank commander having attained the rank of Sergeant. During World War II he served in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the following decorations and citations, EAMA Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart Medal, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Ribbon. When the war ended he was selected to attend Shrivenham American University, Shrivenham, England, taking courses in Animal Husbandry, Soil Conservation, and Fruit Production. Upon his return to the United States he enrolled and then graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Vocational Agriculture. After graduation he began his teaching career at the school from which he graduated, Nancy High School. Later he transferred to Pulaski County High School until he retired after a total of 34 ½ years. Under his guidance as a Vocation Agriculture teacher many young men won state and national awards for their projects in FFA (Future Farmers of America). He was selected to lead the "Kentucky Friendship Tour to Korea" taking a group of FFA students and farm equipment to rural South Korea during the summer of 1960. He was a volunteer with the local Boy Scouts Post No#82, an avid woodworker, loved gardening, growing flowers and spoiling his grandchildren. He was of the Baptist faith attending Oaklona Baptist Church of Naomi as a child, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Somerset.

He was survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Katherine "Kay" Warren Hukill Burton, whom he married on April 21st, 1949, at the First Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky; two daughters, Mary Jane (and husband, John) Brown and Linda (and husband, Bruce) Jasper, both of Somerset, Kentucky; two grandchildren, John II (and wife, Inace) Brown and Mary Katherine "Katie" Jasper (and husband, Dylan) Smith of Somerset, Kentucky; one great-grandchild was expected in September of 2011 to John and Inace Brown; four sisters, Jewell (and the late Gene) Bramel of Erlanger, Kentucky, Montie (and the late Rev. Leon) Wesley of Louisville, Kentucky, Lillian (and Tom) Morrow of Fairfax, Virginia, Christine (and Ben) Shadoan of Greenville, South Carolina; one brother, Arlen V. Burton of Louisa, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Dorothy (and the late John "Jay") Tackett of Lexington, Kentucky; a special friend and loving caregiver, Beverly Stewart of Somerset, Kentucky; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Flonnie Burton; two brothers, Marlon Burton and Glen Burton.

Visitations were held on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011, at 11:00 the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with William Adcock officiating.

Burial followed in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky with full military honors.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.

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Gravesite Details Obituary information courtesy of funeral home.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 71345152
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