Graveside services will be held for Henry Dale Barton, 59, of Roswell, at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Visitation hours will be on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home and family will be there from 3 to 5 p.m.
Henry was born Aug. 17, 1954, to Loyd Barton and Eva Dene Payne-Barton in Farmington. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, traveling, hanging out with friends and family, cooking out and drawing. He especially loved the great outdoors, working on anything with an engine and riding motorcycles. Throughout his life, he had made many friends, including a lifelong friend, Leonard Mosley. Henry worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for many, many years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the family home; daughter, Charlotte Ann Marie, of Roswell; brother, Wayne Barton, of Houston, Texas; sister, Georgia Gates, of Houston, Texas; brother, Mike Barton, of Roswell; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd Barton and Eva Dene; and nephew, Roy Bunce.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Burnes, Dakota Burnes, Lester Burnes, Jack Hardcastle, Michael Barton, and David Males.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
To Those I Love
And Those Who Love Me
While I am gone release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
To grieve for me a while if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It’s only a while that we must part,
To bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear,
And then when you must come this way alone,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say…