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William Cortez "Corky" Burton

William Cortez "Corky" BurtonLaurensWilliam Cortez "Corky" Burton, age 88, of Laurens, and husband of Bonnie Lemmons Burton, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Lonie Cooper Burton. Mr. Burton was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, retired from Laurens Glass, was an active member of New Prospect Baptist Church, and the Charles Tinman Sunday School Class. He was also a Mason and member of Palmetto Lodge #19 and was a Shriner. Along with his brother Julian and Gene Tollison, Corky founded a motorcycle club that is still active and continues to grow. Surviving in addition to his wife of 66 years are his daughter, Von Burton Prince and husband Billy; grandson, Lee Cunningham; brother, Joe Burton; sisters, Mary Wasson, Dolly Frady, and Lena Bass; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Mr. Burton was predeceased by his son, Ricky Burton, brother, Julian Burton, and sister, Doris Layman.Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Hall and Rev. Tommy Lowe.The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 4996 Hwy 221 South, Laurens, SC 29360 or to a charity of one's choice.Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William Cortez "Corky" Burton please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery
4996 Hwy. 221 S
Laurens, SC,


OCT 24. 2:00 PM (EDT)

New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery

4996 Hwy. 221 S

Laurens, SC

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So sorry to hear of Cortez's passing. My daddy (Clyde Cooper) had a very deep affection for Aunt Lonie's children. I am sad that I have not seen any of you lately. Mama lives with me now and is not in the best of health. As a matter of fact, she was in the hospital for a week and went to NHC last Thursday for rehab therapy before coming back home. I hold you all in my prayers and in my heart as you go through this period of adjustment.Candy Cooper Tinsley

Candy Cooper Tinsley Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Corky's passing--Mom would have been sorry to hear this. She loved you two, and I do, too. My prayers are with you and your family. Jenny Davis Brazil

Jenny Davis Brazil Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Bonnie, Von and Family. I am so sorry to learn of Corky's passing and regret that I was unable to attend the service yesterday. I have many great memories of spending time at your home as a kid. Corky hauled us all around to horse shows, even to Shelbyville, TN, for a one day trip to the TWH Celebration. That is a great memory I have of time together with Corky and Von. May God grant you peace and comfort during this season of life. With deep fondness and great memories, I offer my sympathy to you all. Grayson Thomas

Grayson Thomas Oct 25 2016 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of William Burton

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