James Jarvis Burton

James Jarvis Burton, 77 of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, June 4, 2023. He was a native of Hardin County, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where he was a Green Beret. Jarvis retired from the Elizabethtown Police Department. He loved drag racing, classic cars and motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Faye Burton; his parents, Charlie W. and Sophie Marie Taylor Burton; brothers, Harold and Charlie Burton and sisters, Barbara LaPointe, Rosie Marie Burton, Alma Christine Niemiec and Margaret Heim. Survivors include two children, Kevin and Stephanie Burton of Irvington and Michelle and Steve Highbaugh of Cecilia; two brothers, Vernon and Glenn Burton; one sister, Beverly Pauline Hicks and two grandchildren, Bryce Highbaugh of Cecilia and Tyler Highbaugh of Idaho. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with John Meador officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and continue after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, June 7, 2023 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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