Thomas Calvin Burtron, 66, passed away at his home in Sheridan Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

He was born in Noblesville, Ind. on Nov. 26, 1951, to the late Claude Venton Burtron, Sr. and Gladys A. (Honeas) Burtron.

He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1970. On Dec. 23, 1972 he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Debbie Kinkead.

No stranger to hard work, he worked for Biddle's Gas Station and Burtron's Poultry while still in high school. Not too long after graduation, he hired on at TRW Foundry, which was located on 8th Street in Noblesville. He also worked construction for a short time with both Perry Construction and McDougall Pierce Construction companies. After leaving the construction trade, he went to work for Wallace Grain Company in Sheridan. He knew almost everybody that would come up to the elevator, and that made for a perfect working environment that would last for the next 25 years.

Mr. Burtron loved the town of Sheridan - and everything and everybody that came along with it. He was a volunteer fire fighter with the Sheridan Fire Department for more than 20 years, as well as a member of the Sheridan Town Council. He was also a member and Past Commander of the Sons of the American Legion, K.V. Elliott Post 67. Mr. Burtron was a loyal supporter of the Sheridan community and very devoted to any of the organizations where he belonged and served.

He enjoyed carpentry and going camping whenever he got the chance. He also collected vintage quilts.  Mr. Burtron could sit for hours watching cooking shows on TV. They seemed to feed his love for cooking, baking and his weekly trips to Kroger.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Burtron; three wonderful daughters, Angel Burtron (Calvin) Cooper of Sheridan, Brandy Burtron (Nelson) Blanton of Pickard and Shaa Burtron (Randy) Fuller of Sheridan; seven grandchildren, Brantley Burtron, Landyn Cooper, Alexus Burtron, Colton Cooper, Hayden Fuller, Hadley Fuller and Harlyn Fuller; one great-grandchild, Kiernan Mateyko; three brothers, Claude, Carl and Rick; eight sisters, Mary Lou, Phyllis, Carolyn, Charlene, Isabelle, Sandra, Janet and Tina; his sister-in-law, Karen (Danny) Christian of Sheridan; mother-in-law, Shirley Kinkead of Sheridan; many, many nieces and nephews; his canine best friend and the brother his daughters never had, Ammo. When Tom's health started to fail, Ammo went to stay with his granddaughter - easing his mind and giving Ammo a safe and loving new forever home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Burtron; his sister, Kathy Jo Burtron; and by his father-in-law, Jimmy Kinkead.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan.  His nephew, Adam Spencer, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be presented to the Sons of the American Legion, or to the Sheridan Fire Department.