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Jay R. Burton, Bob Willey employee

August 17, 2019

Jay R. Burton, 60, of Milton passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes.  He was born Jan. 15, 1959, in Milford to the late Paris and Mildred Donovan Burton.  

He delivered propane gas for Bob Willey & Son for 25 years. Many of his customers became friends, and enjoyed his delivery visits. Jay was also a farmer in the Milton area for many years. Jay enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, and working with the annual Punkin Chunkin event.

Jay is survived by his brothers, Ray (Patsy) Burton and John (Betty) Burton; and sister, Kay (Wallace) Kopple.

Funeral Services will be held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.  A time of visitation will begin at noon. Interment will be at Milford Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to American Heart Association Inc. (specify Sussex County, DE), P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693-5120, or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.