RICAHRD SCOTT BURTON, 63, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012. Born April 4, 1949, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Fredrick R. Burton and Jennie Mae Burton. He was a graduate of Indiana University and employed by Lutheran Hospital as the Director of Materials Management for many years. He relocated to Fort Worth Texas in 1996 and most recently was employed as the Vice President of Consumer Assistance Services Association. He was especially talented and fond of sports photography and pursued his hobby as a partner in Competition Photography. He was an avid supporter of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas and loved his rescued greyhounds. "Rich will be remembered for his kindness, compassion and true friendship to the many lives that he touched. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him." Surviving are his son, Jason Burton; wife, Katrina; grandson, Clayton; sister, Joyce (Dahl) Black; niece, Kelly (Ty) Bruggemann and their children, Jennie, Julia, Ross and Ryann; and nephew, Stacy (Whitney) Black and their children, Lauren and Jackson. Service is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake, Texas, with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Betsy Godbold officiating. For friends who desire, you are respectfully invited to honor Richard's memory with gifts in his name to: Greyhound Adoption League of Texas, PO Box 680, Addison, TX 75001-0680.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 3, 2012