Obituary for Noley “Pecos” Burton, Jr.

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Noley “Pecos” Burton, Jr.

Noley “Pecos” Burton, Jr. 92, of Jones Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Carlsbad Medical Center.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Loving Cemetery in Loving, NM with Pastor Jimmy Tarvin officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Noley was born on February 10, 1958, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Noley Burton, Jr. and Estelle (Cole) Burton. After finishing junior high, Noley went to work until he became of age, and then enlisted in the military. He honorably served four years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and upon returning he married the love of his life, Darlene Bratton on July 13, 1952, in Carlsbad, NM. Noley worked for the City of Carlsbad for 32 years as a serviceman in the water department, and then as the foreman at the Double Eagle Water System when he retired. He was a long-time member of Happy Valley Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Noley enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping and was given many nicknames over the years, such as Pecos, June Bug, Cowboy, Bird Dog, and Tex. And most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Noley will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

Noley was preceded in death by his father, Noley Burton, Jr.; mother, Estelle Burton; wife, Darlene Burton; and brother, Jack Burton.

Noley is survived by his daughter, Sharon Giovengo and husband, Johnny of Loving, NM; son, Tony Burton and wife, Danielle of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Charla Ann Smith and husband, Gary of Abernathy, TX; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Burton and wife, Jeannie of Lubbock, TX; sister, Linnie Parson of Carlsbad, NM; sister, Barbara Schneider of Odessa, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Happy Valley Baptist Church: 4103 W Texas St, Carlsbad, NM 88220, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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