Burrell “Buzz” Cayton, Jr.

July 12, 1940 - February 19, 2020
Burrell “Buzz” Cayton, Jr.

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Burrell “Buzz” Cayton, Jr. age 79, of Winnabow, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Bolivia.

He was born in Aurora, IN on July 12, 1940, the son of Burrell Edgar Cayton, Sr. and Gertrude Marie Clark Cayton.

Buzz served his country with honor and distinction as a Seaman Boatswain Mate in the United States Coast Guard.

After his service Buzz worked for many years as a Carpenter in the Construction Industry.

When not working Buzz enjoyed woodworking, dancing and spending time with his beloved wife Nancy and their family.

Together with his wife Nancy, Buzz is survived by his sons Shawn Eric Cayton of Aurora, IN, and Rodney Wayne Cayton of Lawrenceburg, IN; daughters Tamara “Tammy” Dawn Knue of Lawrenceburg, IN and Kelly Taylor of Lexington, KY. He is also survived by his sister Sandra Barry and stepchildren David Barrow, John Ravencraft, Vivian L. Henry, Desarie E. York and Michelle McBeath; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Buzz was predeceased by his parents and his sister Betty McQueary.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the American Legion Post 10, 702 Pinegrove Drive, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the family to PO box 397 Winnabow, North Carolina 28479.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • February 22, 2020
    Susan Sorensen says:
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. Buzz was a wonderful kind man and will be missed terribly.

  • February 23, 2020
    KIMBERLY MICHAEL-IKNER says:
    Buzz and his wife Nancy have been my neighbors for 22 years. So humble and talented in most anything he set his mind to do. Honored to have known him. Nancy, I'm right next door if you need anything. May he RIP and may you find comfort in the fact of knowing he's with his Heavenly Father's presence, no more sorrow or pain. May you find comfort in his love also. Be Blessed my friend.

  • February 24, 2020
    Sandy Ward says:
    So sorry for your loss!! Prayers to you and your family!!