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.