Eric passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 27th in his sleep. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Barbara J. Burton.\n\nEric attended East High School and graduated from the U of U with a degree in fine arts.\nHe was a very cordial, kind-hearted, loving man with an amazing personality and steel blue eyes that would capture everyone’s attention. He was introduced to golf at a young age. With an unmatched swing and a passion to play, it carved a permanent niche in his life, that was rarely left unattended.\n\nHe is survived by his mother, Barbara J. Burton; brother, Richard Burton; sister, Tori (Ralph) Gean; and nephew and nieces, Christian, Abigail and Shauna Gean; as well as numerous, wonderful friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Earl (Erma) Johnson and Marcus (Helen) Burton; as well as his cousin, Theron Williams. \n\nWe express our heartfelt thanks to Uncle Don & Aunt Joy Ludlow for their loving care, support and kindness.\n\nGraveside services will be Friday September 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.