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On August 20, 1995 John Hale Barton, sweetheart, father, grandpa and brother, completed his mission on earth and returned to his Heavenly Father.

He brought his family closer together through his courageous battle with a brain tumor. He afforded us great opportunity for service. We are grateful for the time we shared with him. The world will forever be a better place because he was here.John was born to George B. Barton and Alzina Hale on September 14, 1937 in Bountiful, Utah. He grew up in Centerville and married Eva Geraldine Hamblin (Gerry) in the Salt Lake Temple on November 28, 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He graduated from Utah Trade Tech. in 1975. He faithfully served his Heavenly Father through his life.

He is survived by his loving wife and five children, Julie Kerr, Nashville, Tennessee; Doug (Kriss) Barton, Sandy, Utah; Gary (Chris) Barton, West Jordan, Utah; Jeff (Corri) Barton, St. George, Utah; and Jennifer (David) Warford, Exeter, California; his grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Jared, Ethan and Ryan Kerr; Mercedes Barton; Christopher, Zackery and Tanner Barton; Alexxis and River Barton; Caidance and David Warford, Jr.; his brother and sisters, David (LaVon) Barton, Fruit Heights, Utah; Elizabeth (Tony) Poloni, Centerville, Utah; Margaret (Tom) Brown, Kaysville, Utah; sister-in-law, Joyce Barton, Centerville. He was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Robert Barton.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rowland Way Chapel, 610 North Rowland Way, Centerville. Friends may call at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services.

Interment-Centerville Memorial Cemetery.

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