Junior Dale Burton, 96, of Kempton, passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2019, at Waterford Place in Kokomo. He was born November 20, 1922, in Tipton County, to Roy S. and Mary Mabel (Scott) Burton. On December 28, 1948, he married Cora Elizabeth Crail, at Liberty Baptist Church in Tipton County, and she survives.
Dale graduated from Prairie High School in 1941 and attended Montana State College. He proudly served in the United States Army, during WWII, from 1943 to 1945. He retired from Chrysler after 27 years of service and also farmed all of his life. He was a member of VFW Post 1152, UAW Local 685, the Russiaville Order of the Eastern Star, the Tipton Austin Lodge F & AM, and was a former member of Liberty Baptist Church. Dale enjoyed using his computer and was a huge history buff.
In addition to his wife of 71 years, C. Elizabeth Burton, he is survived by his sons, Jerry Lee Burton, of Kokomo, Joseph Scott Burton, of Mason, Ohio, and Matthew Lynn (Starr) Burton, of Kokomo; grandchildren, Sonja Burton, Carter Burton, Spenser Burton, Austin (Summer) Burton and Brittnee (Aaron) Smith; and great-grandchildren, Foster, Grayton, Beckett, Levi, Luke and two more expected next year.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roger Dale Burton; and grandchildren, Kami Burton and Lisha (Burton) Young.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Masonic and Eastern Star services to begin at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made in Dale’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
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