Robert E Burton

May 31, 1951May 11, 2019

Robert E. Burton affectionately known as Bobby, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 67. He was born on May 31, 1951, to the late Scott and Julia Burton. Bobby is also preceded in death by his son, Michael Burton; and his brother, Bill Burton. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 30 years, Glenda Burton; two brothers, Wayne Burton and James Burton; sister-in-laws, Julianna Burton and Alyne Burton; two sisters, Frances Fowler; and Patsy (Jimmy) Bonner; stepson, Donald Tucker; three stepdaughters, Tina Samz; Kim Melton; and Melissa Cox. Grandson, Austin Burton; 13 step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Bobby will be held at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1:00 pm with a visitation beginning at noon. Burial will follow at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery in Blount County.


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019


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Austen Burton

May 14, 2019

I remember when me and my Grandfather used to sit outside and make ice cream by hand all day long, talking about all sorts of different things. Most of the time he would give me advice about life and how I should treat people. I also remember how he was the main reason I am a gamer today, allowing me to have a lifelong hobby that we used to always connect with. I’ll forever miss this man, for he was the stepping stone for my life

Kimberly Dawn Greer ( Merrell)

May 13, 2019

Glenda and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. We had hoped to be able to come today to show our love and prayers. Sadly we were not able to make an appearance. Please know that you are all in our prayers. We are so sorry. We will be in touch soon.

Love always,

The Merrell's
Jim & Deborah, Chad & Amanda, Dawn, Wendy, Bret & Toni, and children.