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Harold Dean Barton, 79, of Alexandria, Kentucky, passed away on December 30, 2013. He was born July 23, 1934, in Alva,KY, to Walter and Mildred Sharp Barton. He enlisted in the Army from 1957-1959, before enrolling in Eastern Kentucky University. He married Joyce Brown in June 1959 and had 2 children, Harold Dean Jr., and Lori Ann. He graduated at EKU in 1961, and then started teaching in at Grants Lick Elementary, in Campbell County, where he taught for 27 years. Harold has been a member of Newport Elks Lodge 273 since 1983. He loved sports, especially college basketball, and was a huge UK fan.He married Gayle Gutzwiller in 1983 and lived happily ever after. He is survived by his wife, Gayle, brother, Donald (Sharon) Barton, 5 children; Harold Dean (Mabel) Barton, Lori Ann Barton, Christopher Mckenzie, Robyn Smith, Renee Carson, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to
, or Wounded Warriors foundation. A visitation will be held at the Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria, KY, on Thursday, January 2, from 4pm-8pm. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 3, at 11am. Burial will take place at Alexandria Cemetery. Online condolences can be given to family at CooperFuneralHome.net
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Jan. 1, 2014