John worked for Minton Outdoor Services, Belleville, IL. He enjoyed fishing, barbecuing, drawing sketches, and hanging out with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Burton Sr.; and his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth “Betty”, nee Schmidt, and William Hanvey.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila, nee Brandt, Burton, whom he married on August 17, 2013;
his son, Jeremy Cain (Jami Kelley);
a brother, Robert “Bobby” Burton Jr.;
a sister, Yvonne (Marshall) Floyd;
special sisters and brother, Kristina Wallace, Kymberly Williams,
Angela (Daniel Sr.) Dink, and Sonny Knowles;
another special mom, Barbara Torpea-Whaley;
his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Kathy Brandt;
a sister-in-law, Jamie (Steve) Mank;
two special friends, Kim Kinder and Brad Bell;
numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins;
many friends from the League Lounge;
and his beloved dog, Precious.
John’s family extends a special thank you to the SLU team and the ICU team at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Sheila Burton. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 21, at the funeral home.
My bestest bestest friend you will live on forever in my heart
Kim kinder, Belleville, Illinois, 62226
I luv u and miss u so much monkey! U will always live in my heart forever!
Sheila Burton, Belleville, IL, 62226
I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY .YOU WAS MY FAVORITE BROTHER NOTHING MADE ME MORE HAPPY THEN TO BE YOUR SISTER .YOU WAS TAKEN OH SO SOON BUT I KNOW IN MY HEART YOU ARE NO LONGER IN PAIN AND YOU ARE WATCHING OVER ALL OF UR LOVED ONES BUT I KNOW YOUR WATCHING MORE OVER THE MOST INCREDIBLE WOMAN .YOU TWO HAD YOUR UPS AND DOWNS BUT WHEN ALL WAS SAID AND DONE THE LOVE YOU TWO HAD WAS AN UNBREAKABLE LOVE AND NOTHING COULD EVER COME IN BETWEEN THAT AND THAT LOVE WILL ALWAYS CARRY ON .YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED .UNTIL THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART .R.I.P. John
Kristina, Swansea , Illinois , 62226
I MISS YOU UNCLE JOHN AND I LOVE YOU
DIAMOND HENDRICKS , SWANSEA , ILLINOIS, 62226
I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU UNCLE JOHN .WE NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO GO PLAY FOOTBALL OR GO FISHING BUT THATS OK JUST HAVING YOU AS MY UNCLE WAS ENOUGH YOU SHOWED ME SO MUCH LOVE .I LOVE YOU FOREVER
DARION HENDRICKS , SWANSEA , ILLINOIS, 62226
I WISH WE HAD THE CHANCE TO DO WHAT UNCLES AND NEICES DO AND I KNOW EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE IN HEAVEN YOU CAN STILL WATCH ME GROW AND STILL WATCH ALL THE EVENTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN MY LIFE .I LOVE YOU DEARLY YOU WERE THE BEST UNCLE A GIRL COULD ASK FOR
DIAMOND HENDRICKS , SWANSEA , ILLINOIS , 62226
John… I miss you my friend you left us all too soon. You no longer will endure pain and you are now wrapped in God’s arms. I’m glad I had the pleasure of knowing you. You truly was an angel here on earth. Your love for all of us will never be forgotten. Thank you John love you
Lisa, Swansea, ,
To John’s family…my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I knew John when he was a young boy and his family. May God Bless and keep you all. He is in God’s hands now, no more pain and suffering. He will live on in your memory forever.
Judith Williams Peery DeHart, Belleville, Illinois, 62220