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George Elmer Burton

August 18, 1942 — February 18, 2024


George Elmer Burton

George Elmer Burton was born on August 18, 1942, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to George Robert and Katie Mertyl (Overholser) Burton. George grew up with seven siblings. George was very intelligent, and it showed in his schoolwork.

George spent his years as a machinist and was very precise in his work. He was very good at math, which helped him so much in his job. He taught himself how to read blueprints. Retiring from Heat Transfer Equipment. George was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed watching football; he did not have a favorite, but he kept up with all the latest things happening in the NFL from the different coaching staff to the players. George was a reader and a studier. It was important for him to gain knowledge, which mostly came from reading. He also enjoyed talking about politics, he was very vocal concerning issues in our country.

More than anything else, George loved his family. He wanted to spend time together as often as possible. When the family would get together, they would eat and then play games. He was thrilled to teach new games to the younger generations. It was important to be together as much as possible; from big family gatherings to just a few at a time, George looked forward to these moments. His best friend was Marcine Baze, they were together all the time.

George loved his church family but loved Jesus more than anything. It was his desire for the world to know about the love of God. He was concerned that people serve Jesus.

George passed from this life on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his dear friend Marcine Baze; children Debra (Michael) Schmidt, Tammy (John) Cartwright, Michael Burton, and Jenny (Tony Maker) Watashe; one brother Kenneth Burton; eleven grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Katie Burton; his siblings James Burton, Robert Burton, William McCamey, Barbara Schwab, Margaret Fitzsimmons, and Pansey Cox; one grandson Andrew McDaniel.

Funeral service for George Burton will be at 11:00am, Friday, February 23, 2024, at First Christian Church of Hominy. Burial to follow at A J Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy, Oklahoma. Arrangements made by Powell Funeral Home.

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