John W. Barton


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October 22nd, 1928 - June 10th, 2019

From: Alton, MO
Visitation: Noon-1:00 pm Friday
June 14, 2019
Victory Freewill Baptist Church
Alton, MO
Funeral: 1:00 pm Friday
June 14, 2019
Victory Freewill Baptist Church
Alton, MO
Burial: Cave Springs Cemetery
Alton, MO

John Wesley Barton was born on October 22, 1928, to Irvin and Vivian Barton. John departed this life at his home in Alton, MO, on June 10, 2019 at the age of 90.

He was united in marriage December 17, 1948, to Helena Orr. They were blessed with four sons.

John was inducted into the Marines on September 15, 1952. He completed his service in 1954, with an honorable discharge, at which time he returned to his job at the Division of Family services where he worked until his retirement.

He is survived by one son: Joseph Mark Barton and wife, Donna of Wilderness, MO; daughter-in-law Tracey Barton, of Branson, MO; five grandchildren: Adam Barton and wife Breanna, Wesley Barton, Andrew Barton, Alex Barton, and Jessie Barton; and two great grandchildren: Norah Barton and Shepherd Barton and numerous nephews and nieces.

John was a founding member and deacon of the Victory Free Will Baptist Church. He served on various community boards and worked with hospice for many years. He was an avid gardener and woodworker.

John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, both parents, twin brother Joe, and three sons: Glenn, Michael, and John David.

Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2019, at 12:00 noon at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church followed by the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Cave Springs Cemetery.




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Condolences Received:

Vera leu
10 Jun 2019, 19:33
Mark and Donna I was so saddened to hear that John had passed away.I will miss a lot.
Darrell Strain
11 Jun 2019, 03:52
My sympathy to the family
Keith. & Shirley Combs
11 Jun 2019, 05:06
So sorry to hear about John. We will miss him.
Sandy Mccasland and the Alton Senior Cen
11 Jun 2019, 05:57
Our deepest sympathy to the family. John was an important part of our senior center as well as our lives. He served everyone in his community very well. He has provided me with a lot of great advice and things will not be the same without him here. He was an amazing man and will be missed by many. Should you need anything please let us know. Praying that God will be with you in your time of sorrow.
Peggy Gray
11 Jun 2019, 07:00
So sorry to hear of John passing. He was always such a friendly and nice man. May the Lord give each of you comfort.
Gloria Campbell
11 Jun 2019, 16:33
My thoughts and prayers are with John's famly, He is at home with his Lord and we will see him again in our heavenly home
Neta (Brewer) Johnson
13 Jun 2019, 05:35
Mark and Donna I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss.
Janie (Chronister) Webb
13 Jun 2019, 20:40
I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike & Shirley Roberts
16 Jun 2019, 07:45
Our sympathy to the family.