LEXINGTON, Ky. - Osie Lee Burton was born on August 31, 1921 and passed away peacefully on April 1, 2013, at the age 91.
Osie was born in Campton, KY (Wolfe Co), to Henry Clay and Ida May Rudd Burton. He was the 8th of 18 children.
He is survived by his son Michael Lee (Lois) 3 Grandchildren; Bonnie DeVries (William), Westley H. (Amanda), Leslie Mai (Tony) and 6 Great Grandchildren; Ashley, Daniel, Morgan, Josh and Ryan DeVries, and Hailey Mai. He is also survived by his sister Reva Eastenling and his brother Kenneth Burton.
Osie was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Powell Burton who passed away August 28th, 2012. He was also preceded by his daughter Kimberly Ann, Brothers and Sisters; William Marvin, Alta, Eva Arnett, Taylor Ova, Thomas Oral, Charles H., Lorene Woods, Richard Ray, Russell, Stella L. Mulder, Forest W., Betty J Durham, Leslie G., Paul E., and Robert A..
Osie was proud to have served in WWII in the 101st Airborne 506 1st Bn HQ Co. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and on D-day. Medals and Awards include the combat Infantryman Badge, Belgium Fourragere, French Croix de Guerre, two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, four Bronze Service Stars, two Presidential unit Citations, American Theatre Ribbon and Good conduct Medal. He was discharged December 16, 1945 with rank of Staff Sergeant. Osie was married to Evelyn Powell on May 27, 1950
On March 3, 1962 they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Osie was employed as a supervisor for a steel erecting company, and after 37 years he retired from Duncan Machinery Movers, and was a member of Iron Workers Union local #70.
He did an honorary jump in Richmond, KY on June 6, 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-day.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Visitation at Milward Funeral Home on Trent Blvd. Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 5-8pm. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Alumni Bldg) at 11am. A visitation will precede that at 10am.
The Graveside memorial will be at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens immediately following the ceremony.
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