William A Barton Jr.


April 29, 2019

William A Barton Jr., 75, of Brevard, died peacefully the morning of Friday, April 19, 2019.

He was a big man who lived a big life, and always on his own terms. There is nothing he loved more than his daughters.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Barbara Chapman Barton; two daughters, Jennifer L. Barton, of Southport, N.C. and Maria Barton Blust, of Greensboro N.C .; and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Barbara Virginia Blust, also of Greensboro.

He was a force to be recognized in all he did. He was a loyal friend to those he befriended and stood by them whether helping to get a job done, or helping create a rousing good time.

A proud Marine, husband, father and friend, he was a proud man who truly did it his way.

There will be two Celebrations of Life services in the two towns where he lived his best life. The first will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church of Brevard, followed by light refreshments and fellowship. The second service will be at held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Guilford College United Methodist Church, in Greensboro, N.C., followed by light refreshments and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Brevard First United Methodist Church, 325 Broad St. Brevard, NC 28712.Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, is serving the family.


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