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Clay Burton

August 17, 1946 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 75)

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Obituary

Clay Burton, 75, of North Vernon, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at his residence.

Born August 17, 1946, in Franklin, Ohio, he was the son of Woodrow Burton Sr. and Ada (Riley) Burton. He marred Nancy Briscoe on July 3, 1967, in North Vernon; she survives.

Clay worked as a truck driver and clerk for Jennings County Highway Department for 18 years before retiring in 2010 and had previously worked as an inspector for Arvin’s Industries in North Vernon for 25 years. He served in the in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1967 in the 25th Infantry in Vietnam-Cu-Chi, where he received a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantry Badge. He went in as a PFC (E3) and was promoted to the rank of E4 and E5. He was a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church in North Vernon and the American Legion in Indianapolis. Clay enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening and yardwork.

Surviving with his wife, Nancy, is his son, Marty A. Burton of North Vernon; his daughters, Angela Burton (James) Vance of North Vernon and Rachel Burton of Carmel; sister, Shirley (Vaughn) Branson of Versailles; grandchildren, Derik (Tasha) Vance, Dustin (Kennedy) Vance, Kayla Burton, and Kyle Burton, all of North Vernon, Caroline Burton of Petersburg, Kentucky, Joshua Brinkman and Reagan Brinkman, both of Carmel; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, and brothers, Woodrow Burton Jr. and John Burton.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with the Rev. Larry McIntosh officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service on Thursday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery with members of Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W. providing military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made in honor of Clay through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 7, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Interment following service
Thursday
April 7, 2022

Vernon
Pike
Vernon, IN 47282

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