Burton, Joseph Calvin

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Joseph Calvin Burton passed away on Saturday, May 8,2021 at the age of 71, at the New River Valley Medical Center. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Joe came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Joe. He loved spending a quiet evening with friends and his dog, Max, on the riverbanks fishing. He found beauty in growing his own vegetables.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Burton and Myrtle Lane Burton, his brothers, Roy Lee, Thomas Albert, Freddie Mitchell Burton and sisters, Margaret Elizabeth Jones and Lydia Frances Wall.

He will forever be remembered by his three children: Cynthia “Cindy” (Juan) Montes, VA, Melissa “Missy” Howe, CA, and Calvin (Maryann) IL. Grandchildren: Gabrielle, Mario, Juan Carlos Jr, Krystal, Eli, Kyrie, Matthew Jacob. 3 Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and his best friend William Wall.

Joe will be honored in a memorial celebration of life on Thursday May 13, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Bower Funeral Home in Pulaski, VA with Pastor Charlie Barbettini officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before service time at the Funeral Home.

To sign Joseph’s online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com – Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.