Douglas K. Burton – September 13, 2011

Douglas K. Burton, 66, of Amarillo went to meet his Lord on September 13, 2011.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Milton Jones officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Doug was born March 6, 1945 in Plainview, TX to Ed and Irene Burton.  Doug lived in Plainview, Borger, California and Amarillo where he graduated from Amarillo High School in 1963.  He joined the Army after he graduated and served as a Sergeant in infantry in Germany until 1966.  He had numerous stories about his time there.  He loved to learn and took numerous classes at A.C. and W.T.
He worked at Maywood, the zinc smelter and had a 35 year career at Pantex.  He retired from Pantex in 2005.  After retirement Doug and Vickey became business owners in Amway.  He loved mentoring and helping others in the business.  He joined the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club and took such pride at being a member.  Anytime they needed help with a special project he would volunteer to help.  He had a special place in his heart for the Lions Club Children’s Camp.  He talked about the kids that were disabled and could never go to another camp and how excited they were to get to go to this camp.
The family thanks all our friends for their love, prayers and support.  Our thanks goes to Pam and Beverly of Encompass Home Health that took care of him in the short time he was at home in the last few months.  We also thank everyone at Triumph Hospital that took special care of Doug and the family.
Doug is survived by his wife, Vickey of 43 years; a daughter, Kelly Crowley and husband Chris, their children, Sean and Patrick; a son, Kyle Burton and wife Becky, their children, Logan, Berkleigh and Baileigh; his sister, Maurine Reidle and husband, Mike of Midland, her daughter, LaVon Carter and husband, Daniel, their children Wesleigh and Daniel.
The family request that contributions be to the Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 2792, Amarillo, TX 79105.

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