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Robert Edward Burton, Jr.

March 23, 1955 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 63)

Robert “Bob” Edward Burton, Jr., 63, of Houston, Texas, passed away on June 6, 2018. Bob was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1955, to Robert Edward Burton Sr. and Sara Squire Burton. He attended Oklahoma State University where he acquired his Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, then went on to The University of Oklahoma where he completed a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Land Management. He was an accomplished land man and oil and gas entrepreneur and founder, COO, and VP of Krescent Energy. Through the length of his career he was recognized with many awards in his industry. Despite his significant accomplishments, he was always humble and never boastful. Throughout his life, Bob was a pillar of his community who enjoyed and participated in many sports. As a father, he was actively engaged as a supporter and coach of his son’s teams. Bob will be remembered by many for his kindness, generosity, and words of wisdom. He was always willing to help a friend or stranger in need. He would often be heard reminding others to have an “attitude of gratitude,” and to pray for those who have hurt them. He practiced humility and graciousness in his daily life. Bob was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. “Papa” loved, and was always available for a LEGO battle with his best friend and grandson, Luke. He also had a close relationship with his great-nephew Milo, who affectionately referred to him as “Bobpa.” 

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Denise Ryan Burton, his daughter Marissa Rose Burton and his son Kevin Robert Ryan Burton, his mother Sara Squire Burton of Oklahoma City, OK, his sister Cathy Heise of Choctaw, Oklahoma, sister Paige Craighead of Weatherford, Oklahoma, brother Steve Burton of Oklahoma City, grandson and best friend Luke Burton, great-nephew Milo Norberg, his rescue dog Boomer Burton, as well as countless other friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Burton, Sr, and his beloved dogs Roy and Sassy Mae.

There will be a celebration of Bob’s life and legacy on Thursday June 14, 2018 at Crosspoint Church at 4601 Bellaire Blvd., 77401 at ten o'clock in the morning. Dress as you wish, joyful colors are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston or Rescued Pets Movement of Houston. “Attitude of gratitude.”

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