Ray Burton, 85, of Nancy, formerly of Eubank, passed from this life Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Jean Waddle Care Center, surrounded by his family with love.
Ray was born May 18, 1937. His parents were the late Floyd Burton & Bessie Mae Baston Burton, Eubank. He married his high school sweetheart 65 years ago, Shelva Vaught Burton on June 29, 1957, who survives. God blessed them with 3 (boys will be boys) sons. Surviving are Kenny (Mary Stein-Tyson), Chris (Donna), and Larry, deceased on April 28, 2013. Grandchildren, Kent (Ashley), Andrea (Josh), Brice (Beka), Mahala (Jordan), and Dylan. Great-grandchildren, Karson, Kendall, Allie, Brody, and Blayke, all surviving. A sister, Jean (Terry) Barker, sisters-in-law, Delores (Louie) Floyd, and Judy Vaught. Nephews, Tom Burton, Ronald & Kevin Barker and niece Minda Hudson, aunt, Helen Smith, 96 years of age, from Ohio. Ray leaves a lot of cousins and friends who have good memories to treasure.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Burton; a brother, Ronald Burton; a sister, Joyce Burton; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Vaught.
He worked in the masonry business, having his own company at one time until retirement. He loved riding horses in his younger days. He trained Tennessee walking horses after retirement for 10-12 years.
He was a Christian and a member of the Estesburg Church of Christ.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Ferlin Price officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank everyone who called, visited, and sent cards, the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Hospice for Ray's care the last few weeks, and also Morris & Hislope Funeral Home for their assistance.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com