William Giles Burton, 75, of Blanch, North Carolina, passed away on January 16, 2021.

Billy was born in Danville, Virginia on March 28, 1945 to Jack and Frances Burton. He graduated from Bartlett Yancey High School in 1963 and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of Sergeant.

He worked for Eastern Airlines in Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham. He then worked for Caswell Lawn Service and for Burlington Industries, after which he retired.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mindy Schleck Burton; daughter Claudia Burton-Jones (Robert) and grandson Brady Jones of Greensboro, NC; daughter Rheta Burton Meyer (Michael) of Emerald Isle, NC; sister Wendy Ward (Gene) of Fredericksburg, VA, and brother Jack Burton (LeeAnn) of Blanch, NC.

No service will be conducted during the time due to COVID-19.

The family would appreciate donations made in his name to the Caswell County Veterans Memorial or the Gunn Memorial Library.

Billy was definitely one of a kind, attested by the many “Billy” stories people remember, and he will be missed by all!