Mr. Burton John Espy, Sr., age 92, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1927, the son of the late John Allen Espy and Esther Julia Hoffer Espy. Burton was a graduate of Fern Creek High School where he was captain of the basketball team. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1945 until 1948. Burton was a partner and operated McGehee, Espy and Heavrin Real Estate. He was also a land developer and a home builder in Louisville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church; the Brandenburg Moose Lodge, where he was the first governor of the lodge; and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Bradenton, FL. He was a good provider for his family, enjoyed shooting pool, was an avid golfer and was loved by everyone he met.
Besides his parents, Burton was preceded by his twin sisters, Dorothy Lawson and Doris Vogedes. He is survived by his wife, Louise Schmitt Espy; a son, BJ (Patty); three daughters, Linda (Harold), Anna Jean (Phillip) and Kim; his brother, Donald (Linda); seven grandchildren, Craig, Jack, Hannah, Kathryn, George, Cassandra and Molly Jo; and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 149 Lawrence Street, Brandenburg, KY, with a luncheon to follow. All friends and family are invited to join in this celebration.
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