Charles Clifton Burton
August 21, 1940 -
March 25, 2017

Visitation

March 27, 2017
5:00 until 8:00 PM

Service 

March 28, 2017
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Clifton Burton, age 76, of Petersburg, will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Spencer Thompson and Lynn Grimes officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Mr. Burton was a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee and son of the late Claude Everette and Beulah Christine Cooper Burton. He retired after 20 years of service to his country as a Gunners Mate Technician in the US Navy. After retirement Mr. Burton framed homes, enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Viola Fortin Burton of Petersburg; daughter Lisa Burton (Adam) Stark of Peoria, IL; grandson Wyatt Sawyer Stark; sister Peggy (Doug) Cowan; and step-sister Judy (Johnny) Hurt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Burton was preceded in death by his brothers Jack, Bob and Larry Burton;  step-mom Josie Williams Burton and step-brothers Leonard, James, Jerry and Dwight Williams.

Visitation with the family will be 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Charles Clifton Burton.

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9 Comments

  1. Dionna Savage

    Viola, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, i always asked about you two when i talked to my Nana. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Viola,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you during this time.

    Reply
  3. Jake and emily snoddy

    Voila and family. We were so sorry to hear about Charlie…our thoughts and prayers to the family…

    Reply
  4. Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials USA Inc

    The team members of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials USA express our condolences to the family and pray for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  5. Tracy and Teresa Simmons

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Burton, but my father Ray Simmons thought the world of him. Just by all that he has told us about Mr. Burton, I know he will be missed by many. Our thoughts go out to all who knew and loved him.

    Reply
  6. Melinda Mason

    Sorry to hear ,keeping you and your family in our prayers

    Reply
  7. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Sorry to read of the passing of your loved one. Prayers for all the family. Blessed be!

    Reply
  8. lynn and marcella scott

    Viola, Lisa and Judy so sorry to hear of Mr. Charlie. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Jo Dean Counts

    Love to all of you and prayers for peace.

    Reply

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9 Comments

  1. Dionna Savage

    Viola, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, i always asked about you two when i talked to my Nana. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    Viola,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you during this time.

    Reply
  3. Jake and emily snoddy

    Voila and family. We were so sorry to hear about Charlie…our thoughts and prayers to the family…

    Reply
  4. Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials USA Inc

    The team members of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials USA express our condolences to the family and pray for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  5. Tracy and Teresa Simmons

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Burton, but my father Ray Simmons thought the world of him. Just by all that he has told us about Mr. Burton, I know he will be missed by many. Our thoughts go out to all who knew and loved him.

    Reply
  6. Melinda Mason

    Sorry to hear ,keeping you and your family in our prayers

    Reply
  7. Betty Lou Dunivan

    Sorry to read of the passing of your loved one. Prayers for all the family. Blessed be!

    Reply
  8. lynn and marcella scott

    Viola, Lisa and Judy so sorry to hear of Mr. Charlie. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Jo Dean Counts

    Love to all of you and prayers for peace.

    Reply

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