Donald Barton

Nov. 16, 1954 – March 2, 2007

Donald Barton, 52, of Hubbard died Friday, March 2, 2007 in Tualatin with his wife, family, pastor and friends by his side.

He was born Nov. 16, 1954 to Lawrence and Lucilia (Burg) Barton in Springfield.

Mr. Barton attended grade school and high school in Sweet Home. He played football and baseball. In baseball he made All City and All State twice. He served his country in the Army for three years. He married Toni Littell in 1980. Together they lived in Hubbard since 1981.

Mr. Barton worked for Artek and Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility. He enjoyed playing softball, golfing, camping, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. His favorite thing to do was spend time just hanging out with loved ones and having a good time. He always had a smile on his face and had a great sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Toni Barton of Hubbard; children, Jennifer Osborne of Grand Prairie, Texas, Corey Barton of Tualatin and Skie Barton of Woodburn; sisters, Gayla Ray, Linda Kitchin and Debbie Horner; three grandchildren and many other family members and hundreds of dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Lou Barton.

Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 9 at Community Chapel at Ames Creek.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.