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06/25/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Burton

C. Charles Burton
(d. 18 June 2018)

Newport News High School Class of 1969

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   I was quite saddened to learn of the passing of another Typhoon.
Charles Burton, Class of 1969, died unexpectedly in Warren County, North Carolina on Monday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 67.

   Brother of  John Burton (Hampton HS - '58) of RI, Mary Burton, Lynda Burton Midkiff (Hampton HS / NNHS - '64) of VA, and Betty Burton Gary ('65) of VA, he was the brother-in-law of   Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI and Rocky Gary ('64) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 06/25/18:   

                     C. Charles Burton


WARREN CO., NORTH CAROLINA - Charles Burton, 67, of Portsmouth, Va. passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2018, while visiting family and friends in North Carolina.

Charles was the youngest of five children born to Annie Elizabeth Frazier Burton and Clarence Reddick Burton, in Henderson, N.C.

He was a graduate of Newport News High School and the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School.

Charles met the love of his life, Linda C. Hess Burton in Newport News, Va. and they were married in 1973.


Charles Burton

They were members of Nansemond River Baptist Church, and prior to this, members of Western Branch Baptist Church, where he served as deacon.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, and survived by his mother, Annie; wife, Linda; daughter, Amy; son, Jason; four grandchildren, Emma, Brooke, Abigail and Brody; and siblings, John, Mary, Lynda and Betty.

He was a faithful husband and loving father to his two children, raising them in Portsmouth with frequent visits to North Carolina. He was a dedicated son who diligently managed his mother's finances since his father's death in 1973. He was a doting grandfather to his four grandchildren.

Charles' government service spanned over 49 years, beginning in 1969 at Newport News Shipbuilding, and continuing at the Tennessee Valley Authority, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, SUPSHIP in Portsmouth, and MARMC on Norfolk Naval Station, where he did electrical design work and engineering. He was actively employed as a process control and improvement engineer with AECOM/URS Federal Services.

Charles was a Ford enthusiast and member of the Colonial Virginia Model A Ford Club. He enjoyed rebuilding, sharing restoration techniques with other enthusiasts, and driving his antique vehicles.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nansemond River Baptist Church, 2896 Bridge Road, Suffolk, Va. 23435.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the church, with burial following in Peninsula Memorial Park. An open reception will follow the burial at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ridgeway North Carolina Fire Department, P.O. Box 22, Ridgeway, NC 27570.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in the Daily Press on June 25, 2018.

June 25, 2018

Linda, Jason and Amy, we have been praying for you since day one. We are so sorry for you loss. Our hearts break for you. Our prayers for you will continue, may God hold you tight each new day and show you the way to carry on... much love, Gary and Maria Owens

~ Maria Owens, Newport News, Virginia

June 25, 2018

Linda, Amy, and Jason,

Our love and prayers are with you each day. May God's comforting arms of love give you peace.


~ Sid and Cathy Elmore, Newport News, Virginia

June 25, 2018

Linda, Amy and Jason, we are so sorry for your loss, and we pray for God's comfort and peace for you all. It is not easy losing a loved one so close to your hearts, yet we know that he knew the LORD, and now is in his heavenly home. May you all be comforted in knowing this. We continue to lift you all in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Gene and Diane Lancour, Spotsylvania, V


June 25, 2018

To Ms. Lynda Burton and family:

Please know that there are people that are praying for you all.

I am sorry for your loss of Mr. Burton.

May God continue to comfort and strengthen you.

~ Unsigned

June 26, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin, Newport News, Virginia 

June 27, 2018

I went to A' School with 'CC' way back in time... also worked with him in building 600. Always enjoyed his company, sure he will be missed.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Charles' family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





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

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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