‘Big Apple’ Barton
Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:55 pm
The Messenger, May 5, 2011
Completed arrangements are being announced for James “Big Apple” Barton, 62, of Union City, who died April 29, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Exchange Street Church of Christ, with Graham McGill officiating and burial following in East View Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Friday. Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 20, 1948, in Union City, son of the late Allie Mae (Cavitt) and Bell Barton Jr. He was married to the former Annie Richmond, who survives, and was a retired employee of Union City Public Works. He was a 1968 graduate of the former Miles High School in Union City and was president of the Miles High School Alumni Association. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Vine Street Church of Christ in Union City.
Survivors include three children, Angelic Barton, Stanley Barton and Corey Brooks; nine stepchildren, Anthony Ware, Willie Ware Jr., Stephanie Ware, Charlotte Ware, Cynthia Ware, James Pirtle, Racheal Pirtle, Kalisha Hockett and Jerome Brandon Richmond; his sister, Taffy Escober; several grandchildren; his aunt, Helen Slayton; and his uncle, Bobby Barton.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae (Pirtle) Barton.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.rawlsfuneralhomes.com.