In Memory

Jerry Lee Burton

Sunday, January 20, 2019


This morning I got a text from Zac Burton that Jerry passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness. Jerry wanted to be cremated and put in his bamboo garden. They will have a memory service in April when the new bamboo shoots start blooming.


Charlie Campbell

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01/20/19 02:22 PM #1    

Barry Lee Binkley

So sad to hear this. Jerry was a great guy and teammate. He was a vital part of our successful cross country team. He will be dearly misssed but never forgotten. I have a picture of him with our team in my home office and see it everyday.  I often think about the times we all ran together.  Sincere prayers and condolences to his family.  Barry Binkley

01/20/19 03:40 PM #2    

Sherman M. Kaplan

Once again we are reminded of our mortality. Jerry  was a perfect example of Billy Joel's song, Only the Good Die Young....

Those of us who are here understand that we are all young at heart.



01/21/19 08:21 AM #3    

Adrianne Wilson (Freiberg)

I shall always remember the fun  and laughs we had and how much my Mom loved Jerry.I loved his bamboo and did have the chance to visit. I will always think of Jerry with George and smile.





01/21/19 11:38 AM #4    

Sterling L. Williams

Jerry was a very nice guy.  Always the same.


01/28/19 01:12 PM #5    

Richard Page

Jerry was a good friend. We has some interesting experiences together  while at Woodward. Rest in pece Jerry.

01/29/19 09:52 AM #6    

George Bryson

My best friend in high school.   Way too many memories to write about Jerry .  I have the memories in my mind and my heart .  You were definitely one of a kind Burton.  Chico

01/30/19 10:24 AM #7    

Bruce L. Oliver

Jerry indeed was a fine fellow.  While I am sad to learn of another fellow Woodwardite leaving us, It is good to read the comments of fellow classmates.  It brings back some memories of times spent with them.  The past is gone, the future never comes.  We live in the now.  Tha's why they call it the PRESENT.


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