Edwin Burton


Edwin E. Burton, 88, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home.

He was born April 24, 1927, to the late Alec W. and Rosa S. (Black) Burton.

Edwin retired from Link Belt in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie (David) Sopke of Indianapolis and Kathy (Roy) McCoy of Franklin; sons, Philip and Steven Burton of Franklin and Tim (Donna Lee) Burton of Indianapolis; sister, Eva Watkins of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Eva R. Wilson Burton; his parents; twin infant children, Archie and Nancy Burton; a daughter, Donna Jean Burton Lewis; and two brothers, Harold and Rollin Burton.

A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 7520 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the service in the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.