Junior Hugh Burton, 92, of Tonasket passed away suddenly Sunday morning Jan. 21, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care. Junior was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Sedelia, Mo., the son of Ulysses Burton and Dora Smith. He was the youngest of ten children.
On Jan. 3, 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on Feb. 18, 1946. On Sept. 10, 1948, he married Clara Isabel Cline. They lived in Missouri where they owned and operated different businesses and a farm until 1965, when they moved to Tonasket, Wash., where they bought an apple orchard. He also worked at Chief Tonasket Growers apple warehouse. After he retired he enjoyed doing wood working. He made numerous pieces of furniture that his kids and grandkids will enjoy for many years.
He is survived by his children, Kathy (Tom) Rothrock of Newman Lake, Wash., Linda (Steve) Lorz of Tonasket, and Dwight (Peggy) Burton of Tonasket; grandchildren, Teresa, Chad, Kim, Lance, Stephanie, Duane, and David; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; seven brothers; two sisters; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Jan. 27, 2018, at Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Military Graveside services to follow at the Tonasket Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to North Valley Extended Care or charity of your choice.
Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory in charge of arrangements.