Mr. James LeRoy Barton, 83, of Nashville, Tenn., peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Mr. Barton was born in Fountain City, Ind., on Aug. 3, 1931, the son of the late Kenneth Merle Barton and Alda Ethel Alexander Barton.
He graduated from Minnesota Bible College and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Mr. Barton ministered to First Christian Church in Nashville and Madison for many years. He had a strong love for God and loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Ellen Barton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Andy Thompson, Priscilla McGuire, and Angela and Tracy Son; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Julie Barton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Barton.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton-Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads College, formerly known as Minnesota Bible College, 920 Mayowood Road, Rochester, MN 55902 or for funeral expenses to Loretta Thompson 5316 Barton Vale Court Nashville, TN 37211.
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