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Place of Birth:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Professional Golfer
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Wesley Austin Burton

Wesley Austin Burton, age 58 (1955-2014)

Wes hit his last drive Sunday, January 19, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. His father, John, preceded him in death. Wes is survived by his mother Betty, sister Cheryl, Aunts Helen, Virgie and Charlotte and many cousins, dear friends and beautiful caregivers, Ken and Nancy Post.

Wes spent his adult life as a professional golfer and teaching pro in Long Island, NY, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Miami, FL. His touring career over the past 30 years included playing the South American Tour as well as The Champions Tour after qualifying for the U.S. Senior Open with a record low 64 qualifying score in 2007.

In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to the American Cancer Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930.

A celebration of Wes’s life will be held 6:00pm, Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Canyon Crossing, 1651 East Old North Road, Sand Springs, OK, 74063.

Service Information

Time: 24-Jan-2014 6:00pm
Location: Canyon Crossing
Address: 1651 East Old North Road, Sand Springs, OK 74063


Billie Osborn
Wes, I looked for your name many times through the years, and never knew you were so busy golfing! It's fitting though, I can still hear your unusually funny laughter when you'd get in trouble in class! I know Jesus will enjoy playing 19 with you... (but watchout, He's probably pretty good!!) ;) say hey to mom & dad, will you?
John Blocker
Just heard the news and it is very sad. I met Wes in BA and had a lot of good times and learned a little golf too! I am sorry i did not stay in touch, my loss. Condolences to the family. Jb
Brad Thomas
I have so many great memories of playing baseball with Wes as a kid. He was always our best pitcher, and I will always remember his dad as our coach. So very sorry to learn of his passing and it came way too early. My prayers are with you Cheryl and Mrs. Burton as you cope with your great loss.
Tobye (Wilkins) Perins
I have always appreciated Wes's great smile. He was so considerate of Dad when he was sick. Betty and Cheryl, I know you will miss him. Try to remember the good times and the love.
Kimberly Bowen RN Allcare Hospice
I am honored to have been able to care for Wes at the end of his life. I wish I could have done more to make him comfortable. He was blessed to have Ken and Nancy Post in his life to care for him.