Joseph William BartonMarch 3, 1960 – November 3, 2004
Joseph William Barton of Carbondale passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, in his home. He was 44. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenwood Springs with Bishop Sterling Page officiating.Joe was born March 3, 1960, in Cañon City, the son of Thomas Emmett and Anna Mae (Lovisone) Barton Jr. He was a valley resident for 36 years and was employed by FedEx as a food server. In his free time, Joe enjoyed participating in his bowling league.He is survived by his father, Thomas Barton Jr., of The Villages, Fla.; brothers Tom (Avis) Barton, David (Sharry) Barton, and Tim (Jeri) Barton; sisters Elaine (John) McLaren, and Laura (Kevin) Greene; and several nieces and nephews: Kathy and Roger King (Brittany and Kaden), Keith and Amy McLaren (Skylar), Kevin McLaren, David L. Barton, Gina Barton, Daniel T. Barton, Katie M. Barton, Alisa L. Barton, Josh and Bridgette Greene, Crystal and Casey Huck, Thomas and Marni (Thomas o’Barton) and Jennifer L. Barton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Paul and Steven Michael, and his mother, Anna Mae.In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made for Joe at Alpine Bank (Account No. 5050945951). His family would like to express its thanks and appreciation to all Joe’s friends, co-workers, and acquaintances for helping him through his quest through life. Joe’s presence walking his best friend, Sparky, around El Jebel will be truly missed.
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