Graveside services for Mr. Delbert Dee Burton, 89, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Hurshel Baker and Eulogy by Rhonda Campbell. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.


Graveside services for Mr. Delbert Dee Burton, 89, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Rev. Hurshel Baker and Eulogy by Rhonda Campbell. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City.

 

Delbert was born Nov. 21, 1920, at the Gaddis Community in Stephens County, to the late Mr. Dee Grundy Burton and Mrs. Annie Helen (Dean) Burton. He walked into Heaven Monday, April 19, 2010, at his home in Ratliff City.

 

Delbert was raised in Stephens County and later married the former Vivian B. Dove, Nov. 28, 1938, at Walters. They resided in Stephens County prior to moving to Ratliff City in 1959.

 

Delbert loved to garden, enjoyed raising cattle and loved to visit. He was a rancher, cattleman and oilman for over 50 years whose handshake was his word. He leaves behind a very loving family who will miss him from now until they all join him.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Gerald Dean Kelley in 1961; son, Delbert Don Burton 1967; one brother; and two sisters.

 

Survivors include his wife, Vivian of 71 years of the home; two sons, Connie Dale Burton and wife, Sue of Countyline and Bobby Dale Kelley of Fort Worth; daughter, Donna Dec Ragsdale of Oklahoma City; sisters, Velma McCalister of Duncan and Doris Milburn of Comanche; brother, Bob Berry of Seminole, three grandchildren, Jude, Kevin, and Rusty; great-grandchildren, Travis, Madelyn, Emily, Alec, Kara Dean, Courtney Dee; two great-great-grandchildren, Sydni and Cooper; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Jude Burton, Kevin Ragsdale, Rusty Burton, Travis Burton, Alec Street, Mack McClennen and Jack McClennen. Honorary bearers will be Jack Shores, Bill Simpson, Jim Burton, Jimmy Thompson, and Bob Kelley.

 

Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home in Ratliff City.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.