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Mr. Jerry Thomas Burton, 56, of Pipestem went to meet his Lord early Monday morning, January 24, 2005 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born March 27, 1948, at Bluefield, he was the son of Eva Mae Hairfield Burton of Princeton and the late Vernon D, Burton. Jerry graduated from Northfork High School in 1966, received his Bachelors Degree from Bluefield State College in 1971 in Business Administration. He was a very active member of Cooks Chapel Church at Pipestem, where he was a former Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Director for the Bus Ministries. Jerry was the former owner/operator of Speedway Tire Company. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and loved his Lord, he loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister Doris Ann Burton. Survivors His loving and caring wife of 35 years, Patricia Orander Burton, his three children, Jenny Rebecca Shrewsbury and husband Alvin of Lerona, Carrie Elizabeth Keaton and husband Robbie of Pipestem and Jared Thomas Burton of the Home. His mother, Eva Mae Burton of Princeton and his sister, Patricia Miller of Princeton. His three grandchildren that he adored so much, Ryan & Devin Shrewsbury and Emily Keaton. On Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11:00 AM, we will celebrate the life of Jerry Burton at Cooks Chapel Church at Pipestem with Pastor Dallas Peyton Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at Bluewell. Friends may visit with the family today from 5 until 8 PM at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the church. Pallbearers will be Alvin Shrewsbury, Robbie Keaton, Jeff Nash, Frankie Nash, David Brown, Ray Nichols, Rick Childers and Darryl Lester. Bill Ratliff and Tom Worley will serve as alternates. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts of love can be made to the Pipestem Christian Academy, P.O. Box 49, Pipestem WV 25979. The family of Jerry Burton is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.