Hall of Fame

Nelson Burton

TYPE Meritorious Service
YEAR INDUCTED 1992
For years the Burton name has been synonymous with Lipscomb. Nelson Burton's love for Lipscomb athletics first began when he was an outstanding basketball player for Lipscomb High School, earning Most Athletic in both 1928 and 1929. After leaving Lipscomb, Nelson worked for Life & Casualty Insurance Company for nearly twenty-five years. Nelson and Katrine had three children, and there are now fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Over the years Nelson has been a great supporter of Lipscomb athletics and is a charter member of the Bison booster club. When Lipscomb decided to sell reserved season tickets prior to the 1990 basketball season, Nelson was the first in line. In fact, nearly a hundred Lipscomb supporters camped out overnight outside McQuiddy Gymnasium, and Nelson was at the front of the line at the young age of 79. Over the years the Burton family has been instrumental in supporting Lipscomb, and Nelson Burton continues to keep his family's tradition of its love for Lipscomb.