Walter Darrell Barton, age 83, of Cove, Arkansas passed away December 29, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was born August 16, 1935 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Gilbert Henry Barton and the late Hattie Marie Elem Barton. He was united in marriage to Theda Joyce Springer, his wife of 58 years. Mr. Barton retired from General Motors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Cove First Baptist Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors are wife: Theda Joyce Barton of Cove, Arkansas

Children: Lynette House and husband Dan of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Dennis Barton and wife Dawn of Mustang, Oklahoma, James Barton and wife Alicia of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Garrett Barton of Cove, Arkansas

Sisters: Florence Melton of Bethany, Oklahoma and Rena Gower and husband Bill of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Kenneth Barton and wife Glenda of DeQueen, Arkansas

7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

Many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Marie Barton and his sons Robert Dwayne Brock and Rusty Barton.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Cove First Baptist Church with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Dean Barton, Billy Barton, Bobby Rhodes, Keith Roberts, Pack Roberts and Michael Ventris.


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