Maurice Edward Burton, 92, of Owensboro, went to be with The Lord on July 12, 2019, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born on June 26, 1927, in Daviess County, to the late John A. and Cora Philpot Burton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Clara Strehl Burton, in 2013.
Maurice attended Whitesville High School before serving in the Army Air Force from 1945 to 1948. He graduated from the University of Evansville in 1952 with a degree in marketing and business administration. Maurice then worked for many years in the Ninth Street offices of General Electric in Commercial Sales Division. In 1976 Maurice and Clara opened Burton Realty where they both enjoyed working in real estate for many years. During the 1960s, Maurice was also a co-developer of Cedar Hills Subdivision.
Maurice was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Owensboro, and a member of the Mavericks Sunday School class. Maurice was a former member of the Owensboro Jaycees and the Daviess County Lions Club.
Maurice is survived by sons, Dr. Bruce (Charlotte) Burton of Owensboro and Brooks (Susan) Burton of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, David Burton, of New York, NY, Allan Burton, of San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Burton, of Austin, TX, Chandler Burton, of Atlanta, GA, and Brooks (B.A.) Burton, Jr., of Nashville, TN.
The Burton family gives special thanks to the staff of Heartford House of Hospice of Western Kentucky for their exceptional care of Maurice over the past several weeks.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church shut-in ministry or Hospice of Western Kentucky.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 15, at 10 AM in the Chapel at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 5pm on Sunday, July 14, and after 9:00 am on Monday until time of service at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
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