He was formerly of Adair County
He was a proud veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean War as a paratrooper. Lawrence was a mechanic by trade and loved fishing.
He was born on December 24, 1929 in Vester, Kentucky to the late Lawrence Sr. & Emma Irene (Streeval) Burton. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda (Rush) Burton; brother, Norman Burton; sisters, Dorlis Stone & Pauline Harding; grandson, John Joseph Milligan.
He is survived by his children, Sharon Etheridge (Ricky), Danny Burton, Cindy Hopper (Roy), Michelle Milligan (Rick) & Chon Hopper (Ryan).
siblings, Leoda Stephens of Indianapolis, IN, Charlotte Scott of Paducah, KY & local by Donald Burton & his wife Anna
9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Burial will take a place at 1 PM on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery (1415 North Gate Road, Madison, IN 47250). Full military honors will be conducted.
This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by
Stotts-Phelps-MQueary Funeral Home in Columbia