Sonny Ray Burton

February 11, 1941June 23, 2019

Sonny Ray Burton, 78, passed away on June 23, 2019. He was born February 11, 1941 in Watson, AR, the son of Johnny Leroy and Inas Nell Burton. Sonny graduated from Little Rock High School in 1959. He was a member of the Greater Kansas City Laborer’s Union and the Construction Industries Laborer’s Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Doris Lalla and Ann Wheaton, and nephew, Pat Scroggin. Sonny is survived by his nieces, Vickie Wiedenmann (Bill), Robin Valentine and Patty Scroggin and their children, Tisha, Missy, Daniel, Tommy, Katie and Ben, as well as other extended family members, faithful church friends, and dear friends, Don and Peggy Palmer.

Sonny was a faithful servant of the Lord and active member of the First Assembly of God in Lee’s Summit. Always willing to help family, friends and fellow congregants, Sonny will be missed by those who loved and knew him well.

Visitation will be held 10:30 am Thursday, June 27 followed by a 11:30 am Service of Remembrance at First Assembly of God, 425 S.W. Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit,. Private entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Burton family.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Funeral Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • Entombment Thursday, June 27, 2019


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Don and Peggy Palmer

June 25, 2019

We knew Rufus (Ray) for 30 yrs. The last 3 years we were blessed to spend time with him. We loved him like a brother and we will miss him. One day soon we will see him again in Heaven.