Ralph E. Burton

Tuesday 22nd of January 1924 - Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Ralph E. Burton

Services

Visitation

May 9, 2022 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Milward - Broadway

159 N. BROADWAY, LEXINGTON, KY

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Director MILWARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC.

Funeral Service

May 9, 2022 (12:00 pm )

Milward - Broadway

159 N. BROADWAY, LEXINGTON, KY

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Director MILWARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC.

Clergy Mike Powers

Ralph E. Burton, 98, widower of Jane Pridemore Burton, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022. He was born in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky to the late Frank and Nettie (Lancaster) Burton January 22, 1924.

 

 

Ralph was a graduate of Paris High School and the University of Kentucky. He served in WWII as a navigator on B-25 bombers in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the former Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources. Ralph also served as past Business Supervisor for the Paris TB Hospital, Administrator of the Glasgow TB Hospital and Fiscal Officer at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington.

 

 

Ralph is survived by his sons, Robert (Dia Nell) Burton of Lexington, KY and Stephen Burton of Greenville, NC as well as 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Jane, Ralph was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Jo.

 

 

Visitation will be Monday, May 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Milward – Broadway located at 159 N. Broadway. Service will begin at 12:00 pm with Pastor Mike Powers from First United Methodist presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in Paris Cemetery.

 

 

To share a remembrance of Ralph or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwarfuneral.com.

Guest Book

Kimberly Mathis

says

Bob, I know you are heartbroken. He seemed to have a colorful life. He sure raised a great son. I love you and Dianell to pieces and would be there if I were able. Love, Your Million Dollar Baby♥️🙏😘

2 weeks ago

Sondra Clemmons

says

Certainly a man of service. Your time with him was blessed. Prayers to the family.

2 weeks ago