Jerry Barton, 84, of Bryan, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at his residence. His family will receive guests during a visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Monday, November 18 at First United Methodist Church in Bryan. There will be a private interment for family at Rest-Ever Memorial Park.
Jerry Barton was born in Dallas, Texas to Homer Barton and Grace Simmans Barton. He was raised by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. R.W.Simmans, in the Antioch Community, north of Tolar, Hood County, Texas.
He began his education at the Antioch schoolhouse. He graduated from Tolar High School 1946. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the U.S.Navy, serving 1946-1948. He attended Texas A&M College from 1949-1953 and was a member of the Corp of Cadets. He was a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of ’53, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education. Upon graduation he served in the Air Force Reserve as a 2nd Lieutenant. He has been active in the Association of Former Students and a Century Club member since 1980.
Jerry had a sincere desire to serve his fellow man through community, business and public service organizations such as Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, the Central Texas Association of Life Underwriters, Lions Club, NRA, and Republican Party. In addition, he served as a city counsel member for the City of Bryan. He owned his own business and served this community from 1953 to 2013.
He is survived by his wife Helen Barton. Survived also by his children Laurie Lou Barton, Jerry Dean Barton and wife Victoria Barton, Belinda Lea Barton Smith and husband Larry Edward Smith, and their mother Lometa Murl Wann, Douglas Drgac; his grandchildren Amber Lea Barton Ross and husband Walker Ross, William Benjamin Smith, Kyle Edward Smith, Stephen Lee Smith, Christy Drgac and husband, Jon Wise; and his great grand-children Cody Drgac, Annabel Dean Ross, Aubrey Jo Ross.
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