Matthew Scott Burton
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Matthew Scott Burton
  • July 4, 1957 - November 3, 2017
  • Terrell, Texas

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Matthew Scott Burton, Sr., age 60, passed away on November 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on July 4, 1957 in Dallas, Texas to William T. and Billie Larine Burton. Matt was raised in Mesquite, TX and attended Mesquite High School in 1973. He married Marsha Nunnelley Burton in 1976 and the couple had 4 children. He was a self-employed paint contractor since 1983 at Matt Burton Paint where he worked for more than 34 years. In his spare time Matt loved to gamble slot machines, he loved the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Patriots were his favorite teams. He loved to build houses and remodeling. His family and friends will always remember him as honest, hardworking, gentle, and put his heart and soul into everything he did.



He graduated from Champion College of Real Estate, he was a successful independent contractor, and master complainer.



He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Taylor Burton, and parents.



He is survived by his wife Marsha Burton of 41 years, his daughter Misty Lynn Buttrill and son-in-law Justin Buttrill of Poetry, TX; Son Matthew Scott Burton, Jr. of Rockwall, Texas; Daughter Mindy Lea Ann Turner and son-in-law Brandon Turner of Straford Oklahoma; Son Michael Steven Burton of Rockwall, Texas; Grandchildren Dakota J. Stephens, Cheyanne Elizabeth Stephens, Kesalee Savannah and Tay’Lynn Saige Burton, Brandon Cole, Gracie Lea Ann, Zoey Nevaeh Rain Turner; Great Grandchildren Mary Jane Elizabeth and Matthew James Stephens; Brothers Neil B. Burton, William Craig Burton and Sister Liza Burton, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.



Pallbearers: Matthew Burton, Jr., Michael Burton, Michael Jason Burton, Brian Burton, Matt Gaskill, Dakota Stephens.



Public Visitation Wed. 11/8/17 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Officiated by Reverend John Bratton



Eulogy presented by Neil Burton