Lewis “John” Clayton Burt

October 1, 1946 – August 4, 2017

Mr. Lewis “John” Clayton Burt, 70, died peacefully at CMC-Pineville on Friday, August 4, 2017.

John is survived by his children Terrence Burt and Misty Hughes; step-children Tracy Whitman, DeNese McGinnis and Daniel Thain; grandchildren Clayton Burt, Dakota Burt, Brooklyn Burt, Lyla Rae Burt, Kevin Henry, Kimberly Wilson, Kara Wilson, Austen Thain, Avery Thain, Megan Swan, Marissa Stevens and King Whitman; and great granddaughter Leighton Burt, Natalie Bassetti and Olivia Bassetti. He is preceded in death by father William Burt, mother Catherine Burt Tipton; siblings Duane Burt, Randal Burt and Sandra McAllister; and wife Margie Sue “Susie” Wright-Burt.

John was born October 1, 1946 in Anniston, AL and graduated from Alexandria High School. After moving to Long Beach, CA he began work at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation at the age of 20 manufacturing commercial aircraft. After 33 years, he retired in 1999 from Boeing Corporation, which acquired McDonnell Douglas in 1997. John was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and husband, a friend to many, and an avid fan of all sports, particularly Alabama football.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, August 11th at 3:30 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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  1. JoAnn Stone wrote:

    I have many fond memories of John that I will cherish forever. We worked together at McDonnell Douglas for many years, we also socialized outside of the company. He had a heart of gold and was a great guy. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  2. Carol Bachand wrote:

    John and I worked together for many years and as the “Secretary” to the group got to know him well. Many good memories from the John Bouza days at both Torrance and Long Beach. Sincere condolences to his family and many many friends.

  3. Michael Stull wrote:

    John was my mentor at McDonnell Douglas then my friend for 32 years. I am so grateful we ended up just miles away during his retirement years. We enjoyed many happy times both during working years and after his retirement. My condolences to all the family and his legion of friends.