Lee William Burton

  • Born: May 18, 1923
  • Died: January 5, 2018
  • Location: Floydada, Texas

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lee was born on May 18, 1923 and passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Lee was a resident of Floydada, Texas at the time of passing.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Burton Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Lee's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and our shipmate. The SUBVETS will have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Lee, who earned his 'fish' when he qualified on USS COD SS-224 during World War II, will always be remembered as a Brother of the Phin, a member of our Greatest Generation, and a great Patriot.

EMFN(SS) Lee William Burton
US Navy Submarine Veteran
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, MTCM(SS) USN Ret.
Base Chaplain

Posted by Nick Nichols - SC   January 08, 2018

We will miss Lee, and listening to his interesting stories, but we take great comfort in knowing he is at home in Heaven now with his Savior and loved ones who preceded him in death. Our prayers are with our Aunt Margaret Burton and the rest of his family.

Mike and Sue Carver and family
Montrose, Colorado

Posted by Mike and Sue Carver - Montrose, CO   January 08, 2018