Thomas W. Burton Jr., 79, Vero Beach

Thomas W. Burton Jr., 79, died May 20, 2010, at Indian River Medical Center.

He was born in Richmond, Va., and lived in Vero Beach. He was employed by Bio-Services Inc. as vice president of field operations.

He retired from the Army after completing 22 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity Clemson Lodge 254 AFM, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1822 and BPOE Lodge 1774.

He was a founding member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and a former member of the Sunrise Pilot Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Paysinger Burton; daughters, Jan Steenback of Simpsonville, S.C.; and Jerri Martin of Liberty, S.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom “Sarge” and Jane Burton Endowment, IPTAY Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1529, Clemson, SC 29633.

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