Joseph Edward Barton, 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Saturday evening, November 14, 2015 at Wayne Health Care in Greenville.
He was born January 30, 1924 in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Matthew) Barton. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Peggy Monnier; brothers, Cletus, Lester, Bernard and Wilmer Barton; and his sisters, Loretta Riddle, Marie Francis, Catherine Dapore and Lucile Monnin.
Joe was a United States Army veteran and bravely served his country during WWII. He retired from General Motors in 1976 after 30 years of dedicated service. He loved his family and enjoyed helping those in need. He loved working with his hands and kept himself busy with projects around the house.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eloise (Gates) Barton, whom he married July 29, 1953; children, JoAnne (Alexander) Monnier of Greenville, Ohio, and Joseph (Elly Turner) Barton of Greenville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Don and Mike Monnier both of Greenville, Ohio, Robert Barton on Centerville, Indiana, Krystal Washington of New Madison, Ohio and Melissa Barton; seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Wenning of St. Henry, Ohio.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30AM Thursday, November 19, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. White officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Mary's Church Cemetery in Greenville.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5PM to 7PM at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville where there will be a prayer service at 4:45PM.