Rick Lea Barton

Alton | Thursday, October 20 2011

Ricky “Rick” Lea Barton., 58, passed away at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born in Alton on July 23, 1953, the son of William G. and Viola Lea (White) Barton, Sr.

He worked as a machinist for Owens Illinois Glass Company for over 30 years. Ricky served his country in the Navy from 1975 to 1977. He was in the Marching 100 Band in high school and was a graduate of Alton High School class of 1971. He was a member of the Alton Motor Boat Club and loved hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.

He is survived by three children, Terah Webb of Brighton, Kelly Barton of Alton, Ben Barton of St. Louis, five grandchildren Megan Webb, Jeremy Webb, Taelynne Barton, Kobe Sanders and Zyrah Barton.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wm “Billy” Barton Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday October 24, 2011 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. 

Funeral Service will be 11 am Tuesday October 25, 2011 at the Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Schneider officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Bethalto, IL.

Memorials may be made to Mid America Transplant Service of St. Louis, MO.

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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