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Austin Troy Burton

Austin Troy Burton, 78, of Greenup, Kentucky went to be with the Lord Monday October 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Burton was born May 22, 1940 in York, Kentucky a son of the late Ernest Burton and Nancy Evelyn Howard Burton. Troy was a faithful and devoted member of Eureka Enterprise Baptist Church. He loved going to church, hunting and having a conversation with anyone. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step mother Dora Bell Burton; his first wife Ruby Pauline Burton; and three brothers Homer Burton, Roy Burton, and Milton McGuire.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Thorpe Burton

one son

Melvin Troy Burton of Frankfort, Kentucky

one daughter

Connie Lynn (Phillip “Bud”) Smith – Griffith of Huntington, West Virginia

one step-son

Craig Thorpe of Flatwoods, Kentucky

four brothers

Lawrence (Viola) Burton of Load, Kentucky

Ezra (Darlene) Burton of Load

David (Loretta) Burton of Greenup

James Burton of Load

six sisters

Arlene (Charles) Damron of Catlettsburg, Kentucky

Judy Bohannon of Dayton, Ohio

Mary (James) Collier of Load, Kentucky

Sybil (Paul) Conley of South Shore, Kentucky

Eldean Bailey of Load, Kentucky

Freda (Steve) Miller of Load, Kentucky

one grandson

Austin Lee (Kaitlin) Smith of Point Pleasant, West Virginia

a great grandchild on the way

a special hunting buddy John Hamilton of Argillite, Kentucky

a host of nieces, nephew, family, friends, and church family who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday November 2, 2018 at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Elder Gary Burton and Elder Dustin Doyle. Burial will be in Quillen Cemetery in Lynn, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm on Thursday November 1, 2018 and two hours before the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Condolences may be made at

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