Lester R. Burton, 79, died April 17, 2002, in Payson. He was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Wirt, N.Y.
Mr. Burton was the former owner of Tool and Cutter Grinding in Payson and served in the Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Burton of Payson; two daughters; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held April 20, at Messenger Funeral Home in Payson. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier, Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements by Messenger Funeral Home.