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Obituary: Pete Junior Burton., Columbus

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Pete Burton Jr., 72, of Hawpatch Drive, died at 8:33 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Pete was employed as a truck driver for CUI (now Milestone), retiring in 1993 after 26 years of service. He was a longtime member of the Moose and Eagles lodges, a member of Central Heights Church of God, and enjoyed bowling, bingo and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Poynter officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Flatrock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Columbus July 25, 1941, Pete was the son of Bud Burton and Frances Jessie Burton. He married Nola Bell Burton July 6, 1960.

Survivors include his wife;  a son, Tony Burton, Columbus, IN; daughters, Lisa (Danny) James of Clifford, IN, Connie (Bobby) Manning of Columbus, IN, Laura Wilson of Scipio, IN, and Heather (Jim) Lucas of Columbus, IN; a brother, Roy "Wuzzy" (Sherry) Burton of Columbus; grandchildren, Allen James, Andy James, Chris James, Amber Skaggs, Bobby Manning, Dottie Salsman, Brandon Manning, Mandi Austerman, Eric Burton, Carla Burton, Dawn Wilson,  Courtney Lucas and Faith Lucas; great-grandchildren, Blake and Dillon James, Tyler and Dylan Skaggs, Dominique Pittman, Sarah and Dawson Salsman, Zaria, Gavin and Creasyn Manning, Storm, Izaya, Kyla Carmer and Grace Austerman, Sean, Gavin, Gabriel and Savanna Burton, McKayla and McKenzie Wood, and Jolena Burton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Burton; his mother, Frances Jessie Burton Whittenburg; a brother, James "Bubby" Burton; and a sister, Alice Faye Brown.

You may view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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