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William "Mike" Barton

October 17, 1949 September 9, 2019
William "Mike" Barton
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ROUGEMONT: William Michael Barton, 69, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at his home in Rougemont. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Donnie Lee Barton and Geraldine Cates Barton.

Mike is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rachel Ann Parham Barton; son, Michael Jesse-Lee Barton; daughter in-law, Jessica Charity Barton; granddaughters, Myra June Barton (Junebug), Cecelia May Barton (CeCe); brother, Tony Wayne Cates; sister-in-law, Martha Hinson Cates; sister, Brenda Rose Jackson; brother-in-law, Jack Parham III; 7 nieces/nephews; 15 great nieces/nephews and 2 great great nieces/nephews. Mike loved his family and was a continuous positive influence in their lives. His dedication to family served as a wonderful example for other young family members. His son and others now carry on this tradition.

Mike joined the US Marine Corp in 1967 and served in Vietnam as a demolition expert. He served his country with pride. He was medically retired due to significant combat injuries. He was the recipient of multiple purple hearts and the bronze star. He was a strong supporter throughout his life of veteran organizations. Mike was a fine soldier.

Mike continued his career and went on to retire from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 553, IBM, and Duke University Medical Center Engineering and Operations.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the West Durham Pentecostal Church Sanctuary: 901 Alabama Ave, Durham, NC 27705. After the service, please join Mike’s family and friends in the church fellowship hall for a celebration of his life.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to West Durham Pentecostal Church: 901 Alabama Ave, Durham, NC 27705; or to the USO: P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Memorial Service

Friday

27

Sep

11:00 AM 9/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
West Durham Pentecostal Holiness Church

901 Alabama Ave
Durham, NC 27705

After the service, please join Mike’s family and friends in the church fellowship hall for a celebration of his life.

West Durham Pentecostal Holiness Church
901 Alabama Ave Durham 27705 NC
United States
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