Commonwealth Journal


March 29, 2014

Obituaries for Sunday, March 30, 2014

Somerset — Phaylas Burton

Phaylas Mitchell "Burt" Burton, 73, of Somerset, departed this life on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset.

Burt was born on February 16, 1941, in the Delmer Community of Pulaski County to the late Sam and Ada Burton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Vietnam War.  He was a retired employee for the General Electric Company in Louisville. After moving back from Louisville, Burt worked for the Don Marshall car dealership, in the parts department and as a driver for the business.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Jean Vaught Burton, whom he married in Jamestown, Ky., on November 2, 1992; his son, Chuck (and Jill) Hampton, of Somerset; two brothers, Jimmy (and Janet) Burton and Vertrees Burton, both of Nancy; a sister, Delta Burdine, of Lafayette, Ind.; two grandsons, Justin Hampton, of Louisville and Aaron Hampton, of Somerset;  a special nephew, who is also known as a grandson, Zachary Michael Vaught; and his daughter-in-law, Barbara Hampton, of Somerset.

Preceding Burt in death are his parents; a very special son, Garnett Hampton; and his sister, Malona Fay Stoops.

Visitation for Mr. Burton will be on Sunday, March 30, 2014, after 6 p.m., at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  

The funeral service will be held, Monday, March 31, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  

Bro. Clyde Strunk will officiate the funeral service.  

Full military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post 38.  

Interment will be in the Science Hill Cemetery.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Phaylas Mitchell "Burt" Burton.

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