February 2, 1944 - March 11, 2022
Theodis Burton (T) was born February 2, 1944 in Madison County to the late Ben Burton Jr. and Elizabeth Watkins-Burton. Theodis departed this earthly life on March 11, 2022 at the age of 78. He received his education through the Madison County Public School System and a proud graduate of West High School, Denmark, Tn. Theodis professed a hope in Christ and united with Johnson Grove Baptist Church of Denmark, TN., where he served as a faithful self - taught bass guitar player and remained until his health failed. Theodis career started at Chrysler Automotive in Detroit Michigan and in 1965 was drafted in the United States Army where he served his active duty service in Vietnam assigned as a Logistics Handler. After two years of service, Theodis received his honorable discharge in 1967 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. In 1970 Theodis started working for General Motors and in 1972 he started driving for Stroh Brewery Company in Detroit, Michigan. Theodis had a passion for music especially playing the bass guitar. He played with Anita Baker and her band and was the booking manager for Bobby Blue Band. He was an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons fan. His son Todd Burton, his sister Gloria-Burton Johnson, his brother Frank Burton all preceded him in death. Theodis leaves to cherish his memories, two sons Tony Pepper Sr. (Indianapolis, In), Corey (Cheryl) Thomas (Detroit, Mi), three sisters Verlene Burton (Jackson, Tn.), Linda Burton (Bentonville, Ark.) and Patricia Burton (Dallas, TX.); two brothers Vernon (Bessie) Burton (Jackson, Tn.), and Stanley (Zandra) Burton (Bartlett, Tn.). Several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and friends.
Theodis Burton (T) was born February 2, 1944 in Madison County to the late Ben Burton Jr. and Elizabeth Watkins-Burton. Theodis departed this earthly life on March 11, 2022 at the age of 78. He received his education through the Madison County... View Obituary & Service Information
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