Jacob Allan Burton, 20, North Manchester, passed away in a tragic car accident on March 19, 2020, at 6:36 a.m. on County Road 1400 North near County Road 500 East, North Manchester. Jacob was born July 20, 1999, in Fort Wayne, to John (Laura) Burton and Melissa (nee Bradley)(Dennis) Byers, both of North Manchester.
Jacob graduated from Manchester High School in 2018 and attended Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, where he was majoring in Political Science. Jacob was an intelligent, kind, and compassionate person with a heart of gold. He wanted to make everyone feel like they were included. Jacob was an avid gamer, often playing with his friends and father. He also relished his time golfing, working out, being a teenager, and playing with his cat, BJ. Though his life ended at an early age, he left an enormous impression on those around him and a lifetime of memories.
The loving memory of Jacob Allan Burton will be forever cherished by his father, John (Laura) Burton, North Manchester; mother, Melissa (Dennis) Byers, North Manchester; sisters, Madison Burton, Brooklyn Conley, and Breelyn Conley, all of Warsaw; stepsisters, Raegan Byers, Fort Wayne, Taylor Byers, Los Angeles, California, and Tehya Shah, North Manchester; stepbrothers, Derek (Danielle) Byers, North Manchester, Ryan Byers, Fort Wayne, Adam Byers, North Manchester, and Taj Shah, North Manchester; nieces, Petal, Nyla, and Harlow; maternal grandmother, Hazel Bradley, North Manchester; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jacob is preceded in death by his grandparents, John H. and Charma Burton, Ernest Bradley, and his cat, BJ.
Family and friends may call from 5-7 p.m., July 20, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. A celebration of life service will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor Chad McAtee and Pastor Jeremy Jones will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Jacob Allan Burton, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.