Alvin A. Barton
Born: May 3, 1932; Truman, Arkansas
Died: January 9, 2021; Sterling
STERLING – Alvin A. Barton, 88, of Sterling, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home.
He was born on May 3, 1932 in Truman, Arkansas the son of Elijah W. and Edith (Dickens) Barton. He had served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He married Martha Jane Johnson on November 20, 1954 in Wichita, TX. She died May 5, 1991. He later married Margaret M. (Harms) Rowzee on June 12, 1993.
Alvin was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a welder for several years before retiring. He was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church, where he had served as an usher and greeter. He enjoyed painting, raising game birds, fishing and golfing. He took great pride in working in his yard and keeping it up.
Survivors include his wife, Marge; children, Ronald (Debra) Barton of Hope Mills, NC, David Barton of Rock Falls, LaRin (Ron) Rangel of Sterling, Thomas (Cheryl) Rowzee, John (Chris) Rowzee, and Mark (Jennifer) Rowzee, all of Rock Falls; his brother, Eligh (Irene) Barton of Sterling; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He wa spreceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William and Franklin; and one sister, Janet Roach.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Burial will conclude atOak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Arrangements are by McDonald Funeral Homes.