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Updated: 03/26/2014 08:00:11AM

Charles Winfred Barton

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Charles Winfred Barton, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of East Point, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014.

He was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Macon, Ga.

Charles was a graduate of Georgia State University. He served his country in the United States Army as a clerk with the Counter Intelligence Corps. After earning his degree in business, he worked as an Insurance Investigator for Equifax. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, Fla., where he served as an usher and a member of the hospital visitation ministry, prior to his illness.

He is survived by his siblings, Eugene Barton of Pompton Plains, N.J., Gloria Eubanks of Christiansburg, Va.; and Frank Barton of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; children, Miriam Crawley of Woodstock, Ga., the Rev. David Barton of Haxtun, Colo., Charlene Powell of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Glenn Barton of Jasper, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and multiple cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Eugene Barton and Isabelle Mildred Lewis Barton; and by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Glenda Ann West Barton.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda. An additional service will be held at a later date at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga., with interment at Mount Zion Cemetery. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the debt retirement fund for First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.

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