Burton Lee Ward age 86 of the Pine Grove Community Horton Hwy went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning March 21, 2023. He enjoyed his dog Snuggs for many years. He also enjoyed being outside working around his home. He is survived by his two sons Donnie (Kay) Ward, Danny (Callie) Ward, One stepson Andy (Buddy) Linda Roberts. Two stepdaughters Anita (Kenneth) Wine, Andrea (Gary) Plum, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A very special friend and caregiver Pearl Caldwell and a special nephew David (Myra) Ward, several nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Elizabeth Ward, and a special friend Bob Tate.\n\nBurton was preceded in death by his wife Cleo O. Compton and an infant daughter Mona Lisa Ward. \nParents Floyd and Bell Peters Ward, five brothers, one sister. \n\nThe family will receive friends from 5-8pm Saturday at Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service Downtown. The funeral service will be 2pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Harmon officiating. The graveside service will follow Sunday in Pine Grove Cemetery Horton Hwy.\nPallbearers will be David Ward, Brandon Ward, Albert Ward, TR Ward, Jeremy Wine, Josh Bright, Andy Pierce, Denver Dykes. Honorable Pallbearers Marlene Miller. A very special thanks to Smoky Mountain Hospice.