Obituary: Jack C. Burton

Jack C. Burton, longtime pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, died Nov. 30. He was 88.

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Jack C. Burton, longtime pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, died Nov. 30. He was 88. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, to Arch and Georgie Burton in Wichita, Kan., and made his profession of faith in Christ at age 8. He was ordained to the gospel ministry on Oct. 21, 1951, and became pastor of Appanoose Baptist Church in Pomona, Kan., during his junior year of college. He married Janet Fornasero on June 19, 1954. Burton earned his undergraduate degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his 23 years as pastor at Woodlawn Baptist, he also served First Baptist Church in Carlsbad, N.M.; Valley View Baptist Church in El Paso; First Baptist Church in Hatch, N.M.; and Blum Baptist Church in Blum. In retirement, he was interim pastor of churches in Giddings, Marlin, Buda, Lampasas and Austin. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janet; sons and daughters-in law John and Kimberley Burton of Tucson, Ariz., and Jerry and Lori Burton of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and a brother, Jim Burton of Frisco.


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