Bobby Joe Barton, age 84 of Nashville, Arkansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Texarkana. He was born November 2, 1930 in Nashville to the late B.J. and Ruby Coleman Barton. Mr. Barton was a retired farmer in the Buck Range community. He was a Marine veteran during the Korean War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. He was of the Methodist faith. He loved the Razorbacks, square dancing and tending to his cattle. He loved being outdoors working on his farm.
Preceding him in death other than his parents, was his nephew, Rick Castleberry.
His survivors include his children; Elizabeth Ann Barton Green and husband Joe of Nashville, Arkansas
Billy Barton and wife Yolanda of Nashville, Arkansas
Charles Barton and wife Eunsu of Columbus, Georgia
Michael Barton and wife Andrea of Nashville
His sister; Annie Nell Barton Gathright and husband Pete of Nashville, Arkansas
16 grandchildren, 14 Great grandchildren
And a host of other family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 am at Nashville Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris and Bro. Bruce Short officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday night from 6 to 8 pm.