9/20/14 —– Roy Henry Barton Sr.

 Roy Henry Barton Sr. of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 82.

Mr. Barton was born in Normandy, Tennessee to the late Bertie and Mary Ceal Thronberry Barton.

During his life he worked as a Steam Plant Operator at A.E.D.C. and was a member of the church of Christ at Cedar Land and a past member of the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Barton is preceded in death by one brother, Lavoy Barton.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Barton of Tullahoma; one son, Rusty Barton of Tullahoma; one daughter, Melanie Elam and her husband Les of Tullahoma; one brother Thomas Barton and his wife Arey Jean of Tullahoma;  sister-in- law, Susie Barton of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Andrea Muse and her husband Greg, Deanna Bratcher and her husband Jimmy, C.T. Gurley and his wife Heather, and Amber Odette and her husband Derek; nine great-grandchildren, Madeline, Maddox, Mason, Katelyn, Tucker, Lilly, Spencer, Kaydence, and Alex; nephew and niece, Bruce Brayton and Jennifer Baker; and his beloved dogs, Annie and Ryan.

Visitation for Mr. Barton will be held on Friday, September 19th, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pat Allison officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

Active pallbearers will be Rusty Barton, Dusty Hereford, Rick Hereford, Eddie Barton, Bruce Brayton, and Josh Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be James Myers, Ken Farler, and Orville Glenn.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the church of Christ at Cedar Lane at 1200 Cedar Lane, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388 or to the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower1