William Love Burton Jr.

June 17, 1952 - September 10, 2021
William Love Burton Jr.

William “Bill” Love Burton Jr., 69 of New Port Richey, passed away September 10th, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years Carmella; his children Christina (David) Jones, Matthew Burton Sr., and Heather (Robert) Higgins III; his grandchildren: Kristina Diffin, Abbrielle Jones, Loralei Higgins, Matthew Burton Jr., Robert Higgins IV; and great-granddaughter Melody Diffin.

He is also survived by his siblings: Sherry Bullock of Scottsboro, AL., Dennis (Karen) Burton of Hollywood, AL, Valerie (Wayne) Thompson Athens, TN, Lisa (Philip) Sullivan of Hytop, AL, Holly (Josh) Webb of Dutton, AL, sister-in-law Cindi Burton of Bagdad, KY, including many more friends and family whose hearts have been touched along the way.

Bill was born in Harvey, Illinois where he would later attend Thornton High school. In 1972, he made his forever home in New Port Richey, Florida with the love of his life Carmella. Bill was a hard worker his entire life, working for many different companies but most notably at Cosmo Truck Building for 25 years in Tampa before establishing his own family owned and operated sign company in 1998.

Bill is preceded in death by his grandparents: Thomas & Frances Fish; parents: Eveyln & Virgil Knopps and William & Millie Burton Sr.; Aunt Elaine Bobb; siblings: Thomas Burton, John Burton, Gloria Kotlowski; brother-in-law: Charles Bullock; cousin: Richard Patterson; niece: Carrie Ann Venable; nephew: Joseph Burton; and great-niece: Mashonda Venable.

First visitation will be held in Florida at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 from 4-7pm at 5228 Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey.

Second visitation will be held in Alabama at Scottsboro Funeral Home on Friday, September 17th, 2021 from 5-8 pm at 1502 County Park Road in Scottsboro.

The Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18th at Scottsboro Funeral Home at 2pm with burial service to follow at Hytop Cemetery.

He will be forever loved and never forgotten.


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  • September 14, 2021
    Patrick Fish says:
    Our love is with Bill. Prayers for him and the rest of the family.

  • September 15, 2021
    Nicole Burton says:
    Even though I am no longer part of the family, my heart still aches for your family’s loss. You were a good man and I appreciate what time you were in my life and my son’s(your grandson’s) Matty will have some great memories to carry with him the rest of his life. Rest In Peace Bill!