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Richard H. Burton, Sr.



Visitation With The Family:
11 - 12 noon on Thursday, April 4, 2013
Scales & Sons Chapel, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
12 noon on Thursday, April 4, 2013
Scales & Sons Chapel, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
following the service on Thursday, April 4, 2013
Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery, Pegram, TN

Richard H. Burton, Sr. was born on July 22, 1953 in Marion, Indiana, to Paul and Pauline Burton. "Ricky" formerly lived in Los Angeles California before moving to Murfreesboro. He transitioned from this earthly life to eternal on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the young age of 59.

He was an employee of the Veterans Administration.

Ricky was a talented musician, an avid fisherman, and he loved to shoot pool.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Burton.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Kathy Burton; children, Richard, Jr., Crystal (Dantonio) Owens, and Cedric; his loving parents, Paul and Pauline Burton; brothers Tommy (Darlene) Burton of Pasadena, California and Clark Burton, of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Zachary, Jasmine, Bryce, Kobe, Yakira, Ariana, and D'Nora; nieces, Patrice Burton and Avannia (Elliot) Walker of California; nephews, Robert Burton and Scott Hodgson of California; special friend, Carol Smotherman; and a host of other family and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371