Raymond Burton was born April 1, 1953 in Princeton, Indiana to Russell E. Burton and Claire Burton. He has an older brother Rusty and a younger sister Janet. He graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1971. He enlisted and served in the USN, where he was a hospital corpsman and later became an EKG technician until he was honorably discharged in 1975.
Raymond received his AAS from Wabash Valley College in Coal Mining Technology in May of 1978. He worked as an underground Coal Miner from 1975 to 2000. While working in the coal mine, Raymond went back to school and graduated from Oakland City College with his BS in Management of Human Resources in May of 1991.
He then worked for MetLife as a financial representative, where he sold Life insurance and Annuities and also received his Life, Accident, and Health License. At that time he also had his Series 6 and 63 designations. He worked for his brother-in-law who owned an Allstate Agency for a year. He then earned his Property and Casualty license.
Raymond has been a licensed agent for 16 years. He started Burton Insurance Agency in 2001, then sold to the Meeks Agency in 2013. He married my wife Tina K. Burton in 1997.