Arthur Bruton Obituary (1925-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Bruton, Arthur Burwell

May 16, 1925 – June 8, 2021

Arthur Burwell Bruton, Jr., 96, of Greensboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2021.

He was born in Thomasville, NC, to the late Nell Williams Bruton and Arthur Bruton, Sr. During World War II, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Northwest. After various professional careers, he spent the thirty years before retiring in 2003 as a pastor at Tower Drive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Katherine Redmond, Marjorie Barham and Bob Bruton; a daughter Sandy (1950) and his seventy-year-old wife Graham M. Bruton (2015).

Survivors include five children, Susie Westmoreland (Barry), David Bruton, Peggy Bruton, Alan Bruton (Deborah), and Brenda Carter (Jerry), eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

The funeral will take place on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the George Brothers Funeral Service, with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service. Pastor Donnie Oates will officiate.

Our father loved books, a good checkers game, chocolate milkshakes and the color blue. He was part of the greatest generation. His experience on the wrestling mat and with the Marines taught him to make an effort, to persevere, to persevere, to stick to his guns, not to give up the ship, and never to give up. Semper Fi, papa. Way, but don’t forget. OOH-RAH!

Funeral of the George Brothers

803 Greenhaven Drive

Published by Greensboro News & Record on June 10, 2021.

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