Bobby Burton

June 6, 1931February 25, 2014

Bobby Joe Burton passed from this world on February 25, 2014 in San Angelo, Texas. He was born June 6, 1931 in Stamford and grew up and graduated from Moran in 1949, then he attended Ranger Jr. College. He joined the Air Force in 1949, and served more than 2 years in Korea and Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Bobby married the love of his life, Betty Jo Holt, May 20, 1955 in Albany. They resided in Moran and began his 39 year career with West Texas Utilities that saw stops in Moran, Santa Anna, Iraan, and Big Lake until he retired in 1994. After his retirement he and Jo moved to their current home in San Angelo, where he was active in the V.F.W. holding positions from Post Commander to National Aid-De-Camp. He is preceded in death by his Father, Henry Grady Burton, his mother, Ermma Pounds Burton, brothers, Jack Pounds Burton, and Tommie Lee Burton and sister, Mary Burton Seay. He is also preceded in death by his In-laws; Clarence T. Holt and Gladys Waggoner Holt; and brother-in-law, Dub Vinson. Bobby is survived by his wife and 5 children; Bobby Jack Burton and wife Debbie of Lone Grove, Okla., Bethy Jeanette Burton of San Angelo, Tx., Billy Joe Burton and wife Dawn, of Iraan, Tx.; daughters Belinda Judy Wise and husband Kevin of Odessa, Tx., Bettina Judy Collins and husband, Sheldon of Iraan, Tx.; Sister-in-law Virginia “Gen” Vinson of Abilene, Tx. Bob was blessed with 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren who lovingly call him Papa. Bob met and made many friends throughout his life and he cherished each of them. He coached youth baseball and was an active Scout Master who shaped the lives of many young athletes and outdoorsman to become better young men. A Visitation will be held at Johnson’s Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Abilene at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Interment Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bobby Burton

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Necia Green McLoughlin

March 25, 2014

I was so sorry to hear about Bob. I loved your family and always enjoyed seeing you both at homecoming. I have many memories of Bob and his mother. My thoughts are with the family.

Pamela Hall

March 1, 2014

Thinking and praying for you and the family. So sorry for your loss.

Mike McCary

February 28, 2014

I enjoyed working with Bob very much. You have my sincere sympathy.

February 27, 2014

I loved him so much. I remember so many memories from Moran of him. I always looked forward to seeing him at homecoming. Bless you Mr. Burton.

Evelyn Crocker Bean

February 27, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

February 27, 2014

Jo, I'm sorry to hear about Bob. We always loved you and your family so much. And little Beth was our twirler mascot at one time. She was so cute. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Donna Fuller Funderburg