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Joe Burton
1972 - 2015

Joe Burton, 42, of Archer City, passed away Wednesday, March 25, in Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Services were held Monday, at First Baptist Church of Archer City. Arrangements were under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home.

Joe was born Nov. 8, 1972, in San Diego, CA., to Thomas Allen Burton and Charlene May Meeks Burton. He attended Vernon College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He then attended the Police Academy in Vernon. He was employed by the Montague County Sheriff’s Department, the Vernon Police Department and the Electra Police Department before becoming the Chief of Police for the Archer City Police Department in May 2009. He and Misti Berend were married Dec. 31, 2013, in Eureka Springs, AR. He was a member of the Blue Knights. His favorite past time was shooting, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, L.C. Burton and Charlie Meeks.
Survivors include his wife, Misti Burton of Archer City; one daughter, Brynn Shannon Burton of Archer City; two stepsons, Tanner Aldridge of Weatherford, and John Berend of Iowa Park; his mother, Charlene Burton of Archer City; his father, Tom Burton and wife, Charlotte of Pottsboro; his grandmother, Jean Burton of Archer City; four sisters, Jerene Gianni of Seattle, WA., Joelle Freitas of Sacramento, CA., Janell Burton of Pottsboro, and Jean Burton of Olney; and one grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310, the Archer City Ambulance, P.O. Box 367, Archer City, Texas 76351 or the Archer City Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 367, Archer City, Texas 76351.

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