Mr. Robert L. Barton, age 63, of Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Barton was a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of the late Lanthin G. Barton and Ruth Gouge Barton. In addition to his parent’s his wife of twenty-two years, Kathy Barton also preceded him in death.
Mr. Barton was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a painter.
Survivors include one son, Robert L. Barton, Jr. and his wife Amy; two daughters, Candi Cox and her husband Lewis and Ruth Ford and her fiancé Rob Schwartzman; his significant other, Faye Dare; three sisters, Margaret Gaskins, Karen Knight and Cathy Harrell and her husband Boyd; one brother, Dennis Barton and his wife Colleen; one grandson, Joseph Barton.
The funeral service for Mr. Robert L. Barton, Sr. will be conducted at 8 PM, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Willie Lunsford will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 10 AM Wednesday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The Boone Dam Post # 4933 and the Tennessee National Guard will accord military honors. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 AM Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday prior to the service.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the Barton family via www.morrisbaker.com. Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Barton family. (423) 282-1521