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Thomas Barton, ex-DOC warden

Thomas Lee Barton Sr., 75, of Glen St. Mary died June 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Macclenny to the late Earn Barton and Hattie Lee Davis Barton on January 13, 1937. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. He honorably served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division and retired in 1992 after 33 years of service as a warden with the Florida Department of Corrections. Thomas loved deer hunting with dogs and enjoyed raising his hunting dogs. He also enjoyed competitive pistol shooting and was an avid sports fanatic who followed the Yankees, Gators, Jags, Dolphins and NASCAR’s Richard Petty.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ida Sharman Barton of Glen St. Mary; his children Melody Lynn Flores, Tammy Lee Barton and Thomas Lee Barton Jr.; sisters Carolyn Boatright and Marilyn Raulerson; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral service for Mr. Barton will be held at his church  on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 10:00 am with pastors Randy Williams and Tim Patterson officiating. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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