Robert Everette Burton , 73, of Overland Park, died peacefully with his daughter and son by his side on Monday, April 12, 2021. He was born in Fulton, Missouri on December 26, 1947 to the late Jess and Christina (Henage) Burton.
He is the loving father of Brian (Melissa) Burton and Christie Zemencik (Andy Knowles). Grandfather of Matt, Christina, Kiersten, Breanna and Bre; brother of Joyce Wilkerson and Beverly Rowald. He will be missed by his two cats Miss Lilli and Miss Sammi as well as many extended family and close friends.
Robert served proudly in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He enjoyed tinkering and woodworking and was a good handyman. He retired from the US Department of Energy. He enjoyed spending time with family and traveling, especially to his vacation home in the Gulf. He had many lifelong friends throughout the years and treasured each of them.
In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife Brenda, who died in 2003, step-father, Bill Brandenburg, his brother Leon and sister Marjorie.
He will be laid to rest at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Missouri. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 2pm. If you so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans www.DAV.org . click the link above to leave a message or memory with the family.