BURTON, Jessie Mar 3, 1944 – Jan 25, 2021

Jessie R. Burton, 76, Peru, passed away January 25, 2021. He was born in Edinburgh, Indiana, on March 3, 1944, to Ferrell Davis and Christine Burton.
Jessie is survived by sons, Jessie Brian Burton and Rodney Scott Burton; grandchildren, Ethan Burton, Samantha Copeland and Kanita Johnson; three great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Miller; brother-in-law, Dean Quinn; sister and brother-in-law; Vicki and Donnie Henson; uncle, Darrell Lester; best friend, Rosemary “Penny” Russo; former wife with whom he had three children, Carolyn Burton; longtime girlfriend, Virl Brown and her family, Tony, Kim, Mindy, Jim, Eddie, Sandy, BJ, Wendy and their children; nieces and nephews, Trevor Henson, Twalla McMahon, Mitchell Quinn, Wes Miller and multiple great nieces and nephews.
Jessie was preceded in death by his mother and father. His father lost his life fighting for his country in WWII. Sister, Patricia Quinn; daughter, Charlotte Burton, and most of his aunts and uncles.
Jessie retired from Haynes International after 42 years. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and auto racing.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 3 p.m., at Bethel Tabernacle Church of God, 661 400 South, Kokomo, IN 46902, with a gathering of friends from 11 a.m. until time of service, which will conclude at the church.
The service will be streamed live on Ellers Mortuary’s Facebook page starting at 2:55 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Bethel Tabernacle Food Bank.

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