Elray Burton, 82, of Bement, passed away at 9:05 p.m., March 4, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.
Elray was born February 4, 1937 in Bement, the son of Arthur L. and Eleanor Mae (Handley) Burton. He married Nancy M. Donaldson on January 27, 1956 in Covington, Indiana.
Elray is survived by his wife, Nancy Burton of Bement; children, Allen Burton of Cape Coral, Florida, Sharon Burton-Barcroft of Helena, Montana; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and sisters, Connie Otto and Carolyn Torbert, both of Farmer City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Marsha Floyd, 2 brothers Billy G. Burton and Richard Lee Burton, and a sister Mary Darlene Clifton.
Elray worked at General Cable for 43 years as a Laborer and a Machine Operator. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working as a mechanic on cars in his spare time.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, March 8 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, with Pat Tieman officiating. Interment will be held in Bement Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.