Jun. 12, 1951 - Nov. 25, 2013
Eric Christopher (Chris) Barton, 62, of Ft. Lauderdale left the world peacefully at home on November 25, 2013 after a year and a half of courageous strength and an incredible attitude in fighting cancer. Born in 1951 in Huntington, WV Chris lived many years in Georgia before settling in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife Pam in 1992. He retired as a Senior City Planner for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Chris was a beloved son, wonderful husband, loving brother, proud father, true friend and gentleman. He had an infectious exuberance for life that affected all who knew him. Chris will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Pamela Paver-Barton whom he dearly loved. In addition he is survived by his beloved daughter Erin Crutchfield (Eric Crutchfield) of Birmingham, Alabama, beloved brother Rev. Richard Barton (Gloria Barton) Geneva, New York, dear mother in law, Doris Paver, sister in laws, Randa Paver (Shawn) Alexandria, VA, Andera Paver-Kaine & Diana Paver (Norman) Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
, 3363 W Commercial Blvd # 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 or at www.cancer.org/donate
. His wife Pam wishes to thank everyone for their love and support of him and herself during these difficult times and to thank Chris for being such a great partner .