Dr. Robert L. Burton (12-11-10)



Dr. Robert L. Burton

Dr. Robert L. Burton was born in Akron, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 1916, the son of the late Robert Lawrence and Vivian Butts Burton.

Dr. Burton was united in marriage to Lillie Hannah Copeland, who preceded her husband in death on Oct. 28, 2008, after 66 years of marriage.

Dr. Burton was a retired medial doctor. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and while serving his country he obtained rank of Major. Dr. Burton was very dedicated to his profession; he loved being a doctor and helping his fellow man. Everyone loved him. He enjoyed fishing and taking care of his family. Dr. Burton was a member of Faith Church in Park Forrest, Ill.

Dr. Burton departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 11, in Olive Hill, Tenn., at the age of 93 years, 11 months and 13 days.

He is survived by one son, Ronald Anthony Burton of Olive Hill; one grandson, Adam Lawrence Burton of Los Angeles, Calif.; five sisters, Agnes Augustine and her husband Tom of Flossmoor, Ill., Gladys Mae Gibson of Akron, Ohio, Suzanne Armour of Kalamazoo, Mich., Vivian Jones of Miami, Fla. and Hazel Shelton of Hempstead, N.Y.

Dr. Burton is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Lawrence Burton; and one granddaughter, Rachel Ardith Lynette Burton; a sister; and three brothers.

"My Grandfather was a man of little words but full of vast knowledge and accomplishment. He understood that God has a purpose for us all and from a young age he devoted himself to be the best person he could. He loved his family deeply, and made sure there was nothing but the best for them always taking time out for others he played a positive role in many lives. Through diligent work, humility, and compassion, my Grandfather lived a full life."

I Love you Papa,


"To have been blessed with a Father such as you Dad, was by far one of the greatest gifts my heavenly Father bestowed upon me. You were the guide I followed with undying trust, because your paths were almost flawless. And your love, honesty and devotion is unsurpassed by none."

I Love you Dad,



By His counsels guide, up-hold you, with His sheep securely fold you: God be with you till we meet again.

Neath His wings securely hide you, daily manna still provide you: God be with you till we meet again.

When life’s perils thick confound you, put His arms unfailing round you:

Keep love’s banner floating o’er you, smite death’s threatening wave before you:

Private Graveside Services will be held.