Roma Gene Burton, 95


Roma Gene Burton,  95,  of Monticello, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Baptist Health-Drew in Monticello. He was born to the late Stanley William Burton and Dolly Wright Burton on May 6, 1928, in Monticello.

Roma Gene was a veteran and served in both the United States Army and United States Navy. He was a mechanic by trade and could fix anything. He enjoyed a good car deal that he could buy, fix up, and sell. He also loved having a good time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Roma Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Lee Burton; sons, Ronnie Burton and wife Joline and Donald Ray "Pete" Burton; brothers, James Burton, William Burton, and Stanley Burton, Jr.; and sisters, Margaret Jordan and Joy Dell Burton Harris.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Miller of Monticello; daughter-in-law, Lavera Goad Burton; grandchildren, Terri Sawyer (Daniel), Jason Miller, Katrina Sidwell, Clinton Burton (Kim), Theresa Burton, Lee Sanson, Jason McDougal, Tammy Stain (Steven); numerous great grandchildren; a special friend, Opal Forrest; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Due to the rain and the wet conditions Funeral services were moved to the chapel and were held Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 2130 Hwy 35 West, Monticello, Arkansas 71655.