Wallace Eric “Ricky” Burton

May 8, 1949 - October 8, 2018
Wallace Eric “Ricky” Burton


Wallace Eric “Ricky” Burton, age 69, of Carolina Beach, North Carolina and formerly of Calhoun died Monday, October 8, 2018 in the New Hanover Medical Center of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ricky was born in Calhoun on May 8, 1949, a son of Dixie Norris Burton and the late Wallace L. Burton. He had made his home in Carolina Beach for 15 years, and he was formerly employed by Mohawk Industries as a sales representative. Ricky was an alumnus of Calhoun High School, Class of 1967, and an alumnus of West Georgia College, Class of 1971. While living in Calhoun, he attended the First Baptist Church.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Buffy” Junkin Burton of Carolina Beach; mother, Dixie N. Burton of Calhoun; one son, Christopher Wallace Burton of Woodstock, Georgia; daughter, Leslie B. McIntosh and her husband, Drew of Wilmington; two brothers, Mickey Burton and his wife, Jane of Rosell, Georgia, David Burton and his wife Cindy of Calhoun; three grandchildren, Abigail, Warren and Andy.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 15 at the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home, 535 Red Bud Rd NE, Calhoun, GA 30701, (706) 629-2832 with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. The Burton family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Local arrangements in the care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403, 910.791.9099.

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