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Floyd Burton Jr.

Floyd Burton Jr., 86, of Sedalia, MO, passed away peacefully November 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Visitation for Floyd will be held at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, MO at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 27


, with services to follow at 3:00 PM, officiated by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Gray.

Floyd Burton Jr. was born December 5, 1934, the son of Floyd Burton Sr. and Irene (Clayton) Burton. He fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Shirley Marie Williams, and was married May 28


, 1955, in Yuma, Arizona.

Floyd was a very accomplished athlete as a young man, dedicating most of his time to football and track and field competitions, which he lettered in. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School with the class of 1952 and was awarded a full scholarship to Missouri University based on his academics and athletic abilities. After a short stay at MU, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving from August 31


, 1953, to August 30


, 1956, as a rifleman aboard the U.S.S Hancock, where he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

After being honorably discharged as a Sergeant, Floyd returned home and dedicated his life to law enforcement, working for the Kansas City, MO Police department, entering the academy in January 1962. Floyd worked in the warrant control division, investigations division, and many others before retiring in January 1987. He also worked for Benton County Prosecutor’s office, and the Warsaw Sheriff’s department.

After leaving the police force behind, he dedicated his life to his love of golf. He enjoyed travelling for golf tournaments and events. In 2019 he made the difficult decision to leave Sedalia and move to Blue Springs where he was cared for and loved on by his youngest daughter, LeeAnn and her family.

He is preceded in death by his love, Shirley Marie (Williams) Burton, his parents Floyd Sr. and Irene, and his only sister, Gwynne Davis. He is survived by his daughters, Robin Goodin (Rick) of St. Louis, MO, Diana Owen of Dallas, TX, LeeAnn Jackson (Larry) of Blue Springs, MO, as well as six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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