BURTON, Leo Ross "Jigs" Sr., 84, of Rt. 2, Salem, departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1927, on Rush Run (Gilmer County), a son of the late Eustace and Minnie Scott Burton. Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Jean Allen Burton on Dec. 1982. On Aug. 19, 1985 he married Virginia Richards Burton, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Martha Ann Lawson and husband, David, New Manchester, Karen Sue Stoffel, Mesa AZ, and Teresa Lynn Bowman and husband, Darren, Salem; one son, Leo Ross Burton Jr. and wife, Jackie, Charlotte, NC; three grand children; six great-grand children; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Leone Purcell, Atlanta, GA; and two brothers, Argel Glen Burton and Ronzel Burton.
One sister, Gladys Pearl Burton Sisk preceded him in death.
Mr. Burton was a 1946 graduate of Doddridge County High School, and was retired from Weirton Steel as a head-miller with 33 years service.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict; a lifetime member of Sperry Davis Post 9151 VFW, Salem; and American Legion Post 13 Clarksburg.
Leo enjoyed hunting, fishing, working his tractor and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed all outdoor activities. Leo was a member of the Cascara United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Cascara United Methodist Church, Rt. 23 N. Salem, on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Lester Stinebiser and Pastor John Elbert presiding. Interment will follow in the K of P Memorial Park, Salem. Full Military graveside rites will be accorded.
The family will receive friends in the Harbert Funeral Home, 287 W. Main St., Salem on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, from 4-8 p.m.
Mr. Burton will lie in state one hour prior to his service.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.harbertfuneralhome.com.
Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Burton family.