With great love and sorrow we announce the passing of Matthew Ryan Barton, 35, of St. Louis, Missouri (formerly Gainesville, Ga) on Monday, January 23, 2017. Matt was a beloved son, brother, husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Allison Oertel Barton of St. Louis, MO, and their two children, Noah Hayes 6, Brooklyn Elise 4; father and mother, Michael and Debbie Barton of Gainesville, GA; sister, Katie Barton Hope (Ben )New York, NY; grandparents, Howard and Jean Pratt of Southern Pines, NC; mother-in-law, Nancy (Oertel)Briandi (John)of Macon, Ga; brother-in-law Gerrit Oertel (Lindsey) of Augusta, Ga and children Mallory and Luke.
Matt was born on January 30, 1981 in Gainesville, Ga. He graduated with honors from Gainesville High School, a BS in Biology from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. He was anticipated to graduate this June from the Otolaryngology residency program at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. See www.boppchapel.com
Published by Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 26, 2017.