Clarence V. "Jack" Burton III, 75, of Gloucester, left to be with our Lord on April 18, 2012.
He was born in Hampton, Va., on Jan. 22, 1937. Jack was a 1955 graduate of Hampton High School where he played football and ran track and was known as "Ammy." Jack served in the National Guard, and was a retired manager from Lucent Technology.
He was involved in many clubs and organizations that helped his community, serving in many capacities for organizations such as Khedive Shriners Chesapeake Shrine Club, Scottish Rite 32 Degree Newport News, Masonic Botetourt Lodge #7 AF & AM and St. Tammany Lodge #6, Elk Lodge, National Rifle Association, and the Southwark Hunt Club, Surry, Va. Jack devoted a large part of his life in fulfilling the duties of a Shriner and a Mason.
Jack loved taking his family boating where he would tell them many stories about the water and the history of Gloucester. His special love was visiting Hawaii especially the island of Kauai, where he and his wife shared many wonderful memories together.
On a typical day, Jack would be found doing something he loved outdoors which included fishing, hunting and taking in the beautiful day with his wife and dog "Buddy" by his side. He was an avid hunter and was secretary-treasurer of Southwark Hunt Club is Surry.
Jack was a wonderful husband and friend to his wife Linda. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence V. Burton Jr. and Margaret Foster Burton.
He is survived by wife, Linda Burton; daughters, Jennifer "Kid" Nygren, and Elizabeth D. Burton; brother, William G. Burton and wife Carol; niece, Susan Burton Jacobsen; nephews, William Burton and Steven Burton, and his canine companion, "Buddy," also known as "Lil Baby."
The family received friends on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, Va.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Arthur L. Wolz Jr. were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Hogg Funeral Home. Interment with Masonic rites followed in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery, Gloucester.
In Jack’s memory, contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, c/o Mrs. Joanne Gallagher, P.O. Box 43, Ware Neck, Va. 23178 and/or Khedive Temple Shriners Transportation Fund, 645 Woodlake Dr., Chesapeake, Va. 23320.