Ed Wayne Barton, 74, of Vidor, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 4pm Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Maureen Whiteside. Visitation will begin at 2pm Thursday at the funeral home. Born in Garrison, TX, on August 25, 1938, Ed was the son of Wiley Johner Barton and Joy Lavergne (Weatherly) Barton. Ed served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was former Chairman of the Orange Democratic Committee, a member of the Texas Bar Association, and owned Ed W. Barton Law Office in Orange for 26 years. Ed Wayne also was business manager at IBEW Local 2286 for 7 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Joy Barton; sister, Glenda Rucker; and brother, Bennie Barton. Ed is survived by his wife, Judy Ann (Bergeron) Barton of Vidor; children, James Allen Barton and wife, Lexy of Port Neches, Susan Leigh Thomas of Arlington, David Wayne Barton of Port Arthur, Michael Keith Barton of Port Arthur, Kathryn Anne Barton of Beaumont; step-children, Stacey Anne Marie Castolenia of Groves, Roy Lionel Schroeder of New Orleans, Ray Lionel Schroeder of College Station; siblings, Don Barton, Bobbie Joe Cranford, Johnny Mack Barton, Ronnie Barton, Roger Barton, Gary Barton; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851, www.themmrf.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 25, 2012