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Bobby G. Burton, May 31, 2024


Bobby Glenn Burton, age 81, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2024, at his residence. He worked at Joe Martin Stables in Shelbyville as the breeding stallion manager for 30 years. He always enjoyed being in the barns with the walking horses and taking care of them.                                                           

He was born on September 28, 1943, in Moore County to the late Homer “Tub” and Mary Burton. . In his younger years, he owned and registered coon dogs and loved to compete in hunts or just for fun. His favorite dog was “Old Trixie.” Bobby was an avid gardener, he enjoyed working in the fields, sometimes with mules and sometimes a tiller. But he worked every day tending to his crops as long as he was able. He was a hard worker and wanted to be in the garden as much as he could. Bobby liked to fish, he would catch and release…didn’t matter what size he caught, he just wanted to be outside and enjoy nature. Kelly Walters was Bobby’s friend, companion, and caretaker for over 15 years. They enjoyed each other’s company and just riding around together. Other than fishing, dogs, and horses, Bobby loved his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Dennis Burton, Robert Burton, and Rachel Prince. Bobby is survived by his children, whom he was so proud of, Gloria (Mike) Damron, and Ricky (Kim) Burton.; grandkids whom he adored, Richard and James Burton, Billy Glen and Joseph Batten, along with several great-grandkids; siblings, Smiley Burton, Johnny Burton, Mary Bunn, Joyce Partin, and Edith (Wayne) Harris; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends and family members. Visitation was from 11 am – 2pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral Services followed at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment was at Lynchburg Cemetery. Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Boulevard, Lynchburg, TN 37352, is in charge or arrangements.