Aubrey Turman Burton
March 19, 1929 – August 11, 2022
Aubrey Turman Burton, 93, of Richmond, VA passed away on August 11, 2022, at Lakewood Retirement Health Services Facility.
He worked at Minor’s Music in the 1950s and at Texaco Experiment Inc in 1962 until he began working for Philip Morris USA Research and Development in 1976, where he retired in 1992. In the late 60s and early 70s, he operated a home-built weather satellite tracking station at his home and provided hurricane tracking photos to WWBT Channel 12. In 1993, he began work at the Philip Morris USA Machinery Development Facility in Ashland, VA as a contract electronics technician until leaving in 2005 to care for his wife.
He is survived by daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Burton; son, Douglas A. Burton (Jet R.); granddaughter, Vivienne Burton; and grandson, Elliot Burton (Sal).
Aubrey was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Rothschild Burton; parents, Harry James and Bertha Burton; and his brother, Harry James Burton, Jr.
Aubrey was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, and a friend and mentor to all he knew.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, at Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23221.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Lakewood via The VBH Foundation or to your preferred charity.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Aubrey. He was creative, talented, and approached every project with infectious enthusiasm. He will be remembered as a loving and wise man, whose wisdom reached far beyond the technical fields. May he Rest In Peace in the loving care of our Lord, and may his family’s sorrow be lessened with the memories of the times shared together.
Aubrey left an impression on all who worked with him. I was in R&D when he came from Texaco. I remember numerous times working with him in the lab helping us with many a problem and the tme he needed to disprove the truckers use of CB radios on I95 interferring with lab equipment. No one wore red better than he did. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a shining star and will be missed.
Aubrey aka Big Red you will be truly missed, such a good man and always jolly.I loved working with you in Ashland, it was a pleasure and an honor to know you.
Rusty, Aubrey, was one of the finest human beings I have ever met. I will always remember that smile that was so welcoming and kind. His faith never wavered nor did his incredible love for Ann! Rusty rest in peace in the arms of your Heavenly Father. Heaven has received a kind, loving creation of God. You are missed, but will always have a special place in my heart that makes me smile.