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Richard Burton Jr.



Visiation with the Family:
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Celebration of Life:
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Richard H. Burton "Little Rick" Jr., age 43 of Bowling Green, Kentucky transitioned from this earthly life to eternal on Sunday, August 21,2016 at his residence. He was the son of Richard and Paula Burton, who preceded him in death. Born in Marion, Indiana, Ricky formerly lived in Anaheim, California where he attended Anaheim High School before returning to Indiana. He then moved to Gallatin, Tennessee where he resided with his sister, Crystal. Ricky was a bicyclist from his early teens into adulthood.

He attended Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana from November 2009 - February 2010. He also worked as a Mechanic for the Indiana Department of Transportation in Indianapolis. He was a Forklift Operator for ABC Technology in Gallatin. Ricky was an avid weightlifter and he loved working on cars. He was devoted to his family, especially his children.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Weaver and grandfather, Paul Burton.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Kathy Burton; children, Zachary Burton, Jasmine Rose Burton, Kobe Burton and Bryce Burton; stepson, Tyler; sister, Crystal Burton (Cory Graves); brother; Cedric Burton; loving grandmother, Pauline Burton; uncles, Tommy (Darlene) Burton of Pasadena, California, Clark Burton of Jacksonville, Florida and Jackie Weaver of Marion, Indiana; aunt, Tracy Piqune of Marion, Indiana; nieces, Yakira, Ariana, D'Nora and Zaniyah; cousins, Patrice Burton, Avannia (Elliot) Walker, Arianna Mullins, Robert Burton and Scott Hodgson of California;
his fiance, Gwen Tinsley; special cousin, Tamara Abbott; 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