Garland Burton

Garland Burton, age 91 of Kingsport, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 21, 2022.  Garland was born on March 25, 1931 in Kingsport, TN to Emory and Hannah Burton.  Garland married Barbara Adams and after 54 years of a beautiful life together, she preceded him in death in 2006.

Garland retired from Holston Mills as a boiler operator after 36 plus years of service where he never missed a day of work.  Garland served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Garland was a devout Christian and he loved serving others.  He had a servant’s heart.  Garland was a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church and he found peace being in God’s word. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Burton; two brothers, Charlie and Jim Burton; and three sisters, Virgie McGrady, Juanita League, and Beulah Allen; friend who was like a brother, Phil McGlaughlin; step-sister, Ida Mae Bishop.

Left to cherish Garland’s memory are his son, Tracy Burton and wife Cindy; three grandchildren, Lindsey Phillips and husband Daniel of Simpsonville,SC, Ryan Burton and wife Sarah of White, GA, and Mallory Ward and husband Dokota of Blountville, TN; two great- grandchildren, Greyson Phillips, and Madelyn Phillips; two brothers, Kit McGlothlin and wife Carolyn, and Bob McGlothlin; one sister, Nancy Rolan; step-brothers, Carl and Dallas Shoun; three brothers-in-law, Gary Adams, David Adams, and James Adams (Mary); sister-in-law, Louella Blair; and several other loving family members and friends. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Carter Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Preston Place for their loving care. 

Carter-Trent Funeral Home Kingsport has the honor of serving the Burton family.