Arthur Leon Burton, age 79, of Jacksboro went to be with his Lord on Tuesday,

February 19, 2019 at his home. He was a faithful member of Woodlake Baptist Church.  He worked  on construction, crane operator, and landscaper for his many friends at Cove Norris in Caryville.  He loved fishing, hunting, and wood working.  Preceded in death by parents, John Riley (Jack Burton) and Chloe Edith (Rutherford) Burton; brothers, Rev. Glenn Burton, Douglas Burton, John Burton; sisters, Gladys Henderson, Ruby McGhee, Carlie May Miller, infant sister, Novaleen Burton; niece, Pat Grillio

Survived by his wife of 59 years, Geraldine (Lynch) Burton

Son: Steve Burton & Patsy

Daughters: Gail Marriott & Todd

Kim Smith & Bobby

Jennifer Rutherford & Doug

9 grandchildren   11 great-grandchildren

Brother: R.L. Burton & Patsy

Sister-in-law: Becky Burton

Special nephew: Scott McGhee

His church family and his many friends at Cove Norris in Caryville

Service 7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. George Asbury officiating

Family and friends will meet 10:15 AM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Mt Paran Cemetery for 11 AM Interment

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home