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Ray D. Barton Sr.

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Ray D. Barton, Sr.

AGE: 81 • Wilmington, DE

Ray Barton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died on April 10, 2016 at home. Ray was born in Wilmington to Walter and Hattie Barton. Ray graduated from Brown Technical High School in 1952. He went on to have a long and successful career as a sheet metal fabricator.

Ray and his wife, Erma Jeanne, enjoyed dancing for many years. He also was an avid gardener who turned a half-acre into his flower bed! Ray was a knife collector and a talented wood worker.

Ray is predeceased by his beloved son Little Ray Barton, Jr., his brother George Barton, and grandson Christopher Barton. He is survived by his wife Erma Jeanne Long Barton, his daughter Lynn Patts (Michael Berkeley), his sister-in-law Marion Barton, two grandchildren, Cherri Arsenault and her husband Don and Steven Patts and his fiancé Ashley Poole, 6 great grand-children, and his devoted friends George & Pat Rittenhouse.

Friends may call on the family Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10-11am at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood HWY, Wilmington, DE. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be held at 11am. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A St, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2016
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