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In Memory of

Jacob Charles Burton

November 30, 1927 - January 6, 2018

Obituary


J. C. “Buddy” Burton, 90, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.



Buddy was born in High Point, November 30, 1927, a son of the late Grady Burton and Pauline Lanier Burton. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving two tours of duty, the second during the Korean conflict. Buddy began his career as a brick mason and then partnered to form Burton and Lowe Construction. In the late 1960’s, he joined Coltrane Construction. Buddy began Burton Builders Inc. in 1983 with his children....

J. C. “Buddy” Burton, 90, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.



Buddy was born in High Point, November 30, 1927, a son of the late Grady Burton and Pauline Lanier Burton. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving two tours of duty, the second during the Korean conflict. Buddy began his career as a brick mason and then partnered to form Burton and Lowe Construction. In the late 1960’s, he joined Coltrane Construction. Buddy began Burton Builders Inc. in 1983 with his children. During his career he built numerous commercial/industrial buildings in High Point and the surrounding area. His children and grandchildren are continuing his legacy in the construction industry.



Buddy built a home at Ocean Isle Beach in the 1970’s, and there he became a very avid deep sea fisherman. There he formed many treasured and lasting friendships. Buddy loved to dance and enjoyed the social life at the beach.



He attended Oak Hill Friends Meeting and later became a member of High Point Friends Meeting. Buddy was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Collier Burton.



Surviving are his wife, Julia Dobbins Burton; a daughter, Sissy England and husband Eklain; two sons, Alan Burton and wife Julie and Danny Burton; five grandchildren, Katie Lackey and husband Ren, Chad Burton and wife Cassie, Jake Burton, Adam Burton and Ean England; two great-granddaughters, Peyton and Morgan Lackey; step-daughter, Angela Blair and husband Todd; two step-grandchildren, Megan McGrath and husband Cody and Dexter Byrd; one great-step-granddaughter, Melody.



A Celebration of Buddy’s life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to High Point Friends Meeting or Hospice and Palliative Care, Greensboro. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Buddy’s wonderful caregivers, Jasmine, Truly, Pam, Marsha, Paula, Pamela, Carmella and Betty for their loving care. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.