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Sonoraville Baptist Church
Thursday September 9th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sonoraville Baptist Church
Friday September 10th, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Sonoraville Baptist Church
Friday September 10th, 2021

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John Robert Barton

John Robert Barton, age 65 of Fairmount, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his residence.

John was born on July 1, 1956 in Atlanta, GA, son of the late Lawrence Neal Barton, SR and Sara Geneva Blankenship Barton. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Carl Drew. John was the assistant store manager for Wal-Mart for over 33 years. He was a member of Sonoraville Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He enjoyed vacationing at the beach and never met a stranger. John loved his family dearly.

John is survived by: his wife, Sandy Barton of Fairmount; one son, John Robert Barton, JR and his wife Molly of Chickamauga, GA; one daughter, Sarah Durden and her husband Charlie of Fairmount; two brothers, Steve Barton of Conyers, GA, and Neal Barton and his wife Bobbie Jo of Fairmount, GA; mother-in-law, Alice Drew of Chickamauga, GA; sister-in-law, Carla Callway and her husband Matt of Indiana; and four grandchildren, Hazel Barton, Lilly Claire Durden, Lawson Tate Durden, and future grandson, Hank Barton . Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, September 10th at 2 PM at Sonoraville Baptist Church with Reverend Jamey Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in Sonoraville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving are: John Robert Barton, JR, Charlie Durden, Neal Barton, Steve Barton, Matt Callaway, Jeff Barton, and Landon Booker.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Deacons of Sonoraville Baptist Church and Associates of Wal-Mart.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 9th from 5 PM until 8 PM at Sonoraville Baptist Church and also on Friday, September 10th from 12 PM until the funeral hour at 2 PM at Sonoraville Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Cancer Indigent Care in memory of John at AdventHealth Gordon Foundation, P.O. Box 304, Calhoun, GA 30701 or to the Sonoraville Baptist Church Endowment Fund at 262 Old Fairmount Hwy, SE, Calhoun, GA 30701.

You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of John Robert Barton.

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Barton, please visit our flower store.


I just heard of John's passing & I feel like I have been punched in the stomach. John & I were in the Junior & youth choirs & other activities at Browns Mill Park Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA in the 1960's thru the '70's. Could it have been that long ago? My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time of heartbreak & grief.

Danny W Hutson Sep 16 2021 6:57 PM

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers have been and will be with you all.

Samantha Lusk and Family Sep 12 2021 4:12 PM

Sending my love, prayers and condolences to Steve and all his family and friends.

Donna N Corpening Sep 12 2021 11:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Barton

Pam Gravitt Cagle and Jamie Gravitt Sep 10 2021 6:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Barton

Betty Payne Sep 10 2021 6:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Barton

Cheryl Pass Sep 10 2021 3:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Barton

Vanessa Batts Sep 10 2021 2:12 PM

Sandy and family, We wanted you to know how heartbroken we were to hear of John's passing. We know he fought a tough fight but Praise God he is with His Savior and at peace. We love you all. We will be lifting you and your family up in prayer during the next few days to give you all you need. Please let me and Doug know if you need anything. You know that you are so special to mine and Doug's family. God bless you all.

Doug and Karen Carlock Sep 10 2021 10:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Barton

Linda Callaway Sep 9 2021 10:35 PM

Sandy--Linda and I want to thank you for sharing john with us on his birhday party just two months ago .We are deeply sorrowed by his passing away and are praying for you and the family--yours truly --Paul Cherry and Linda Callaway

Paul Cherry Sep 9 2021 10:07 PM

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