Kenneth Laurn Burton

Published 3:32 pm Monday, April 27, 2020

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Mr. Kenneth Laurn Burton, 82, of NC 801 South, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Burton was born on March 23, 1938, in Rowan County to the late Clyde Laurn and Dorothy Almeadar West Burton. He was a faithful member of Dutchman Creek Baptist Church where he was loved by his church family. He retired from Ingersoll Rand, where he was known as “Buzz.”. Known for being a Chevrolet man, he loved the outdoors and enjoyed carp fishing, gardening, and feeding all kinds of animals. He was a loving husband, daddy and papaw.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Robinson; and 2 brothers, Gilbert and Randy Burton.

Survivors: his wife of  64 years, Virginia Brooks Burton of the home; 3 children, Glenda Johnson (Mike), David Burton (Gina) and Becky Levis (John), all of Mocksville; 8 grandchildren, Heath Carter, Kennita Price, Alisha Waller (Randy), Ashlee Edwards (Martin), Nathan Johnson (Amber), the Rev. Nolan Johnson (Tiffany), Jodie Bracken (Josh) and Ana Burton; 11 great-grandchildren, Connor Price, Courtney Price, Charlie Price, Kamden Waller, Jarret Waller, Savannah Bracken, Blake Edwards, Jennifer Johnson, Mallorie Bracken, Emma Johnson and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Dutchman Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Ted Tuggle and Nolan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed on Facebook. Friends may pay their respects at Eaton Funeral Home at other times.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 50 persons will be allowed to gather inside the church. Friends may gather outside of the church practicing distancing.

Memorials: Dutchman Creek Baptist, PO Box 416, Mocksville.