Obituaries

Home: Brooklyn, New York
Death Date: May 15, 2017
Birthdate: February 14, 1972
Place Of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Service Information: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM
Service Location: Starks Funeral Parlor

Tracy James Burton + Enlarge

With great love and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Tracy James Burton in Brooklyn, New York on May 15, 2017.  Born on February 14, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Tracy was a scholar of life and loved to follow his dreams. He will be remembered for his dry, devilish and cheeky wit. Tracy was a meticulous, stylish and engaging host.  His guiding principle was that love always wins (always!) and he was devoted to his entire family.  He traveled the globe, leaving an indelible impression on those who met him and will be sorely missed by his friends and loved ones around the world.  

Tracy was an accomplished, lifelong artist.  At Cottonwood High School, he was honored as a Sterling Scholar for Art.  He went on to work as a commissioned artist and later studied in China and Italy and became a travel photographer and painter in London.  He spent the last years of his life studying photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

Tracy is preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, James Burton.

He is survived by his mother Suzanne Hemmert; husband Sean Davis; siblings Stephanie Burton, Alexandra (Jeremy) Watson and A.J. Burton; stepmother Cody Burton; and his nieces and nephew, to whom he was an adoring uncle.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, where we request the pleasure of your company. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. 

Online condolences may be offered and a tribute video slideshow may be viewed at www.starksfuneral.com

He will carry on in our hearts and smiles.

In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to the Wave Hill Fund for the Arts at https://www.wavehill.org. 

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