Roy E. Burton, III, 74, “Chip” passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Danville
PA. He was born April 4, 1947 in Durham, North Carolina; the son of
the late Roy E. and Margaret Thebault Burton, Jr.
Roy graduated from Valley Forge Military
Academy in 1966. He graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a
bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He served his country in the United States Army
and served in the Vietnam War.
Roy was married to his devoted wife of 49
years, Carol Joy Hallman Burton. They would have been married 50 years in
August, their wedding date being August 28, 1971.
He was employed as a Mechanical Engineer at
PP&L for 26 years and then at Shawville Power Plant for 10 years, from where
Roy was a member of the American Legion Post 40
Danville and the Shawville Eagles Club. He also served on the Valley
Township Planning Committee.
He was an avid pool player which was one of his
greatest enjoyments. Roy was deeply devoted to his family. He cherished
his wife, children and grandchildren and will be missed greatly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two
sons; Roy E. Burton, IV and his wife Danielle of South Carolina and Corey
Burton of Montoursville PA. Also surviving are two grandsons; Caleb Burton
and Corey Burton, Jr. and three granddaughters; Brooke, Molly and McKayley
Burton. One sister, Betsy Retzler and her husband Bob of Florida, also
A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held next
Friday, June 4th at 2:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42
West Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Shawn McNett
officiating. Friends will be received from 1:00 – 1:45 PM. Military rites
will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 and the National Army Honor
The family will
provide flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Thomas Beaver Free
Library 317 Ferry Street Danville PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W.
Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821.
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