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05/22/13 - NNHS Newsletter - John Burton

John Claude Burton
(d. 29 Apr 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 
 We have another sad if somewhat belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Wednesday.        Johnny Burton, Class of 1963, brother of Frank Burton, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the age of 68 in Auburndale, Florida of a massive heart attack while playing golf.


From the Daily Press - 05/22/13:

          John C. Burton
   

 

 
    AUBURNDALE, FL - John C. Burton, 69, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Florida.

John was a graduate of Newport News High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer and Redskin fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Claude Burton and Mary RoseLee Manning. John is survived by his wife, Temple R. Burton; son, John C. Burton, Jr.; daughter, Laurie B. Burton; six grandchildren; and brother, Frank Burton (Ethel).

A celebration of John's life will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with honors rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

 
John Burton
 
 
  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on May 22, 2013.

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May 22, 2013
 

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Johnny was older than I when we worked together at the Newmarket Theatre. He was a great mentor and he had a heart of gold. He also had the most outstanding personality of anyone that I've ever met.

~ Gary Downey, Smithfield, Virginia
 


May 22, 2013

R.I.P., John, I was just in the store today and thought of you. You will be missed.

~ Helen 
 

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   This information is also recorded here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html 

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam63.html


  Our sincerest condolences are extended to John's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)
 

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.


Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of http://breadsite.org/classic.htm - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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