Charles Wade Barton, age 85, of Emory, died July 2, 2015 at his home.
Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 3:00 PM, at the Emory Baptist Church. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at 2:00 PM, at the church. Bro. Robert Burns and Rev. Richard Piles will officiate. Interment will follow in the Emory City Cemetery, with full military honors and an escort by the Patriot Guard Riders.
Charles was born on September 26, 1929, in Granbury, TX, to George Lynn and Mattie Eden Barton, Sr. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, he proudly served his country as Corporal during the Korean Conflict. He was honored by receiving a Bronze Star for Bravery and The Purple Heart, among other awards. He was a member of the Korean Veterans Association, the Purple Heart Association, and the VFW. He married Beverly Ann Collum in Shawnee, OK, on March 23, 1955. He retired, after 32 years, from Contel Telephone. He was a member of Emory Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Beverly Barton of Emory,
Sons: Charles Wayne Barton, and wife, Tammie, of Tyler and Cecil Ray Barton, and wife, Jane Ann, of Wills Point,
Sister: Peggy Gilliam of Granbury,
Grandchildren: Zachary Barton, and wife, Heather; Joshua Barton, and wife, Carley; Bethany Carrol, and husband, Nathan; Cory Barton, and wife, Megan,
Great-grandchildren: Regan Barton,
Many nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.
Preceded by: parents; 5 brothers: Cecil Barton, Dale Barton, George Barton, Jr., Freddy Barton, and Don Barton; 3 sisters: Mary Allen, Mildred Hunter and Emma Lee Barton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Emory Baptist Church Building Fund.
Please sign the guestbook at the link above for the family.