Robert H. (Bob) BARTON III

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BARTON III, Robert H. (Bob) Of Brentwood, TN passed away June 23, 2011. Bob was born in Hagerstown, MD on April 30, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Elizabeth Nicely Barton and former wife, Lynn Davies Barton. Bob is survived by his wife, Ellen K Barton; children, Lisa Barton of CN; Shea (Jon) Higley of NH; Cynthia (Steve) Althoff of SC; grandchildren, Barton Higley (Kari), Kyle Higley, Douglas Higley, Wesley Althoff, Alyssa Althoff and Meghan Althoff. Following graduation in 1955 from Lehigh University with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Bob joined Alcoa as a sales trainee for a short time before serving in the US Air Force as a Captain. He rejoined Alcoa in 1959 where he had a challenging business career of 42 years, retiring as Chairman, President and CEO of Alcoa Fujikura, LTD. He then began another career where he served for 6 years as President, Chairman, CEO of Meridian Automotive Systems in Michigan. Bob loved the game of golf. He was an avid golfer and long time member of Hillwood Country Club; Country Club of Hilton Head and Bear Creek Golf Club at Hilton Head Island. Visitation will be at Brentwood Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 9010 Church Street E., Brentwood, TN on Sunday, June 26 from 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 27, a funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 510 West Main St., Franklin, TN at 10 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Robert Copperthwaite. Internment at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Highway 100, Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. BRENTWOOD-ROESCH-PATTON F.H., (615)373-3040
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Published in The Tennessean on June 25, 2011
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