Funeral services for Benton Burt, of Brookhaven will be Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven, at 10 a.m. with burial in the Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven. Bro. Bendon Ginn, Bro. Matt Powell and Bro. Dustin George will officiate.
Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mr. Burt, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born June 8, 1928 in Lincoln County to Ira P. Burt and Mary Eunice Smith Burt.
He was a godly man who loved his family, his church family and his country. He worked for 31 years as a policeman and four years as the chief of police for the City of Brookhaven. He served his country in the U.S. Army and served 12 months in Korea. He was a charter member of Easthaven Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Deacon Emeritus and was awarded the Golden Deeds Award by the Brookhaven Exchange Club in 1992.
He enjoyed working with his hands, gardening, cutting grass and serving other people. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Bea Porter Burt; sister, Audrey Burt Case; brothers, Virgil Burt and Hollis Burt; and grandson, Daniel Burns.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Virginia Smith Burt; daughters, Eunice Diann Burt Flake and husband David, of Bogue Chitto, Charlotte Dale Walker and husband Jackie, of Columbus, and Denise Burt Perrett and husband Claud of Brookhaven; sisters, Kathryn Burt Nobles, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Dot Burt Welch, of Bogue Chitto; six grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers are Keith Burns, David Burns, Shawn Hanks, Kody Perrett, Jonathan Burns and Bill McGehee.
Honorary pallbearers are Benton Blayze Burns, Conner Burchfield and the Bill McGehee Sunday School class.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Benton Burt’s name may be made to the Easthaven Baptist Church Building Fund.
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