Lee Burton

Obituary of Lee Burton

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Willie Lee Burton, 77, widower of Jewel Mathis Burton, died Saturday, February 18, 2023, at his home. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late William Henry Burton and Annie Mae Thrift Burton. Mr. Burton was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Marine League. He was a former SC Highway Patrolman and retired from Glasscock Company as a truck driver instructor. Surviving are a son, Michael W. Burton (Donna) of Sumter; two grandchildren; Brantley Baker (Kasey) and Alyson Cascio (James); one great-grandchild, Wesley Baker; two brothers, Donnie Burton (Pattie) of Greenville, SC and Billy Burton (Borgia) of Gray Court, SC. He was preceded in death by a sister, Paula Thames; two brothers, Johnny Burton and Kenneth LeRoy Burton. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday at Concord Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Wednesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of his son, 920 Ridgehill Drive. Memorials may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Gateway Drive, Quantico, VA 22172. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.
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