James F. Barton

October 12, 1934 - January 31, 2021

James F. Barton, 86, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Baptist Health Corbin. Born October 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles and Artie Barton.

A kind, hardworking man, James was loved by everyone who knew him.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Barton; granddaughter, Crystal Gabbard Hester; and brother, Rex Barton.

He leaves behind four daughters: Barbara Gabbard (Ira Jake), Alice Faye Sproles, Marilyn Ledford (Terry), and Debbie Michael (Brett); two sons: James Roy Barton (Darlena) and Bill Barton (Lisa); 10 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Carter Cemetery with Rick Gibson officiating.

Hart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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