James (Jim) Preston Barton, 84, of Kingsland, Texas passed away January 5, 2015. He was born to Wilson and Alta Marie (Watson) Barton on June 8, 1930 in Shady Grove, Texas.
Jim married Billie Jo Box on January 21, 1950 in Burnet, Texas. He loved to garden, hunt, fish, and BBQ. His gift for frying fish cannot be copied and was enjoyed by many. He taught his grandchildren and great grandchildren to drive without parental supervision in the same old pickup. Jim was a talented "fixer" and many objects around his home have been "Jim rigged". Above all he was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. His great granddaughter, Leyah, considered him, her best friend.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Billie Jo Barton, of Kingsland; daughters, Sandra K. Barton, of Bertram, Texas, Linda Raschke and husband John, of Kingsland, Camilla Marie Bohlin and husband Mark, of Foley, Alabama; grandchildren, Pamela Wilson, of Kingsland, Natalie Gonzalez and husband Emmanuel, of Royce City, Texas, Brett Bohlin , of Foley, Alabama, Rebecca Scott, of Foley, Alabama, grandson-in-law, Josh Wilson, of Kingsland; great-grandchildren, Leyah Wilson, Klayton Wilson, Fiona Scott, and sister, Randa Hance, of Rockwall, Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, son James E. Barton and brothers, Marvin and Wilson (Hoppy) Barton.
Pallbearerswere Jerry Roe, Tim Rybaski, Ernie Isaack, Danny Stone, Jerry Allred, Ron Verstuyft.
A visitation was 4:00 p.m.. - 6:00 p. m. Thursday January 8, 2015 at Putnam Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Putnam Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside at 2:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Burnet County. Pallbearer were Jerry Roe, Tim Rybaski, Ernie Isaack, Danny Stone, Jerry Allred, Ron Verstuyft.
An online guest register may be signed at www.PutnamCares.com
Memorial contribution can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2433 Ridgepoint Drive Austin, Texas 78754 www.cancer.org or The Arc of Texas 8001 Centre Park Dr. Ste 100 Austin, Texas 78754-5118 www.thearcoftexas.com.
Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory 145 Texas Avenue Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325) 388-0008.
- Written by Heather Wagner
- Published Jan. 23, 2015