Born Feb. 24, 1955, in Gideon, Mo., son of Ralph and Naomi Reeves Burson, he graduated in 1973 from Berkeley High School in St. Louis, Mo., a member of Local 513 and a heavy equipment operator for over 30 years in St. Louis. He was baptized at First General Baptist Church in Campbell.
He was the grandson of the late Amanda Reeves and the late W.C. and Ida Burson. He was never married.
Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Naomi Burson, of Campbell; five aunts and uncle, Maxine McBride, of Morley, Mo., Velma and Jack Adkins, of Kennett, Jeanette McAlister, of Gideon, Mo., Mary McLean, of Beebe, Ark., and Glenda Albright, of Pekin, Ill., and several cousins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, June 19, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden, Mo. with the Rev, Darren Baker officiating.
Burial was in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell.