Clifton Burton


Clifton “Cliff” Burton, 79, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 9:23 a.m., Monday, February 6, 2017, at his home.

Cliff was an incredible storyteller. He collected guitars and played the harmonica. Fishing and hunting were among his favorite things to do. Mr. Burton was known as the neighborhood “fix it man”. This included helping people fix their mowers, clocks, watches, fireplaces and much more.

Cliff enjoyed listening to country music. He loved Nascar and was an avid I.U. fan. His family remembers when he taught them at a young age how to shoot guns and skin rabbits.

Clifton was born in Columbia, Kentucky, March 2, 1937, to the late Curtis and Pollie Burton.

Survivors include daughters, Debbie (Victor) Bartes of Brown County, Pamela (David) Wilcoxon, Donna (Ted) Loesch and Roger Burton, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Nicole (Zach Roberson) Wilcoxon, Brad Burton, Zack Townsend and Talisha Burton; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph “Woody” (Mary) Burton of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Burton was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Sue Burton and brothers, Howard, Paul, Earl and Samuel Burton.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Calling will be from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home. A private inurnment will take place at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.

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