Rev. H. Robert Burton

The Rev. H. Robert (Bob) Burton, 74, of San Angelo died Saturday, Sept. 15 at his residence. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rt. Rev. James Folts officiating. Bob was born on May 29, 1927 to Harry and Agda Malm Burton in Cleveland, Ohio. He was married to Phyllis Mae Iseman for 29 years. She preceded him in death in early 1977. He married Catherine Clampitt on Nov. 12, 1977 in Van Horn. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, and the battleship New Jersey. He received his master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky State University. He was a retired Episcopal priest, and had lived in San Angelo for a little more than a year. “Father Bob” was a true minister of the people, and lover of family and friends. He served Episcopal churches from the historic St. John’s in Cleveland, Ohio, to Lovington, N. Mex., St. Peter’s in Van Horn and across the Trans-Pecos, on Maui, Hawaii and Brady. He also served as interim and supply priest in Eden, San Saba, Sonora, Del Rio, Menard, Junction, Fort. McKavet and Uvlade. He was awarded the Brady and McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1984 for his work in organizing the McCulloch County Helping Hands and service to the community. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and George Burton; and one stepdaughter, Ann Caudle Crow. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Burton of San Angelo; three sons, Robert Burton and wife, Ann, of Miami, Fla., Richard Burton and wife, Kathy, of Cleveland, Ohio and Gary Burton, also of Cleveland; two daughters, Martha Burton Davis and husband, Warren, and Carole Burton, all of Cleveland, Ohio; two foster sons, Jerry Burns and Shelley, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Robert Bogan; three stepsons, Robert Caudle and wife, Joyce, of Lovington, N.Mex., David Caudle and wife, Delpha, of Ballinger, and Thomas Caudle and wife, Marta, of Denver, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Ellen Everett, and husband, Steve, of Huntsville; one brother, Paul Burton of Cleveland, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The family would like memorials to go to Hospice of San Angelo.

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