Johnny William Burton Jr., 79, of Advance, passed away on May 8, 2019 in Winston-Salem, NC while under the care of the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
Johnny was born June 30, 1939 in Davie County, a son to the late Johnny William Burton Sr. and Nannie Pearl Keaton Burton. In his working years, he did maintenance and construction for Foster Management & Company. He married Lillie Mae Myers in 1959. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers Robin Scott Burton and Herbert “Buster” Burton and his sisters Ruby Marie Burton, Doris Burton Barnes, Mildred Burton Holder and Shirley Burton Phelps.
In life, Johnny loved listening to gospel music, watching his hummingbirds and working in his garden and yard. He loved giving his family and friends the vegetables he grew. Johnny enjoyed working on his cars and trucks as well. He was always trying to help other people, which he was very passionate about. Johnny was an active member of the Elbaville United Methodist Church as well.
He is survived by his brothers William “Buddy” Burton, Rodney Dale Burton and James Burton, his sister Abbey Burton Stanley, his goddaughters Brittany and Serenity Hoar, several nieces, nephews and step-siblings and a special great-niece Lisa Foster.
A visitation will be held on Monday, May 13 from 6 – 8 PM at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 11:00 AM at the Davie Chapel as well. Interment will be at the Elbaville United Methodist Church Cemetery in Advance, NC. Memorial donations in Johnny’s memory may be sent to the Prevent Cancer Foundation or to the charity of your choice.
Davie Funeral Service is honored to serve the family. Condolences may be left online at www.daviefuneralservice.com.
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