Robert Nathaniel Burton

WELDON — Robert Nathaniel Burton, 63, of Weldon, passed away at 8:04 p.m. on May 15, 2022, at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m.  Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Crossroads Church, Monticello, with Senior Pastor Brian Raynard officiating.  Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon. 

Visitation will be held from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

Memorials may be directed to Crossroads Church Worship Department or the Weldon Fire and Rescue.

Robert was born on February 5, 1959, in Taylorville, the son of Warren and Leva (Roberts) Burton. He married Carla Gaither on November 17, 1979 in Atlanta, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Burton, Weldon; children, Carilyn (Keith) Smith, West Union, Ill., and Holly (Dave) Brenneman, Bethany, Ill.; grandchildren,  Ava, McKenzi, and Axel Smith; and Lynden, Ethan, Olivia, and Kolton Brenneman; and siblings,  Essel Burton, Charlene Bailey, Waylon Burton, and Verlin Burton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brandon Lee Burton.

Robert was a member and elder at Crossroads Church, where he was active on the worship team.  Robert retired from the U of I water station.  His biggest passion was music.  Robert was a loving husband and father who adored his grandchildren.

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