Samuel “Sam” Burton, 73 of Edinburgh, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Community Hospital East Indianapolis. He was born May 25, 1943, in Columbus, Indiana. He was the son of Samuel W. and Lela (Burton) Burton. He married Sandy (Neer) Burton on November 27, 1964.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Danny (Tammy) Burton of Edinburgh, Donnie (Gail) Burton of Edinburgh and Ronnie (Missy) Burton of Edinburgh; two sisters, Jane Burton of Edinburgh and Marcia Shewmake of Edinburgh; grandchildren, Tyler Burton, Jacob Burton, Tessa Burton, Corey Burton and Teah Burton; one great-grandson; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry Burton, Edward Burton, Calvin Burton and James W. Burton; sisters, Violetta Pruitt, Patsy Weaver and Jean Webber.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, hunting and auto racing.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, by the Rev. Lewis Burton at the Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church in Edinburgh. Calling will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.