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Phillip Burton, 72, Liberty, KY (1948-2020)

Phillip Burton of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, KY. He was 72 years old.

Funeral services will be held with limited capacity of 100 people at 11amET on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Brother Will Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery on Dogwood Gap.

Visitation will be from 5pmET to 9pmET on Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Visitors will enter through the front door off Campbellsville Street and social distancing is encouraged.

Born April 7, 1948, in Liberty, KY, he was a son of the late Elmer and Lucille Buck Burton. Phillip was a farmer and a logger and member of the Christ Tabernacle Church. He also hauled gates and worked construction. He enjoyed horse riding. Phillip dearly loved his family.

Survivors include his son, Lee (Carol) Burton of Liberty; daughter, Sharon (Jeff) Randall of Hanover, IN; step-sons, Adam (Kimberly) Brock of Georgia and Steven Brock of Liberty; brothers, James (Teresa) Burton of Liberty and Darrell (Anita) Burton of Liberty; sisters, Francis Allen of Edinburgh, IN, Reamona (Paul) Martin of Liberty, and Shirley Hayes of Liberty; four grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Aaron, and Bella; and two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Derek.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his fiance, Louise Brock.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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Phillip Burton, 72, Liberty, KY (1948-2020)

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