LAFAYETTE, GA: Ricky Deryl Burton, age 58, passed away on January 25, 2021. A career truck driver, which was what he enjoyed. He loved his family, had a passion for playing guitar, fishing and riding motorcycles. Ricky was a hard working man who cared about others before himself, the most hilarious man who never failed to bring a smile to your face and a deep belly laugh, a true life of the party who was loved by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Burton; brother Barry E. Burton.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Eaker; daughter Devanee M. Burton; son Ricky D. Burton, Jr.; sister Sherry (Jack) Cooper; brothers Charles (Jan) Burton and Mike (Mardee) Burton; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST at the Trenton Chapel with Pastor Luke Camlic officiating. Burial will follow in Hawkins Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 12:00 PM until time of service.
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