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 Edgar Gentry Barton, Jr

Edgar Gentry Barton, Jr

Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Jul 2011 (aged 88)
Chestatee, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
Burial Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA
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Gentry Barton, 88, passed away July 6, 2011, at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth County.

Gentry was a retired regional sales manager in Atlanta for CIBA Pharmaceutical Company (now Novartis). He was a member of Ansley Golf Club and past member of the Atlanta Sales Executive Club. He was a chemistry graduate of the University of Tennessee and a member and president of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Gentry was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served during World War II as an Ensign USNR.

Gentry was born and raised in Rutherford, Tenn., the son of the late Edgar G. Barton Sr. and Clella Glisson Barton. He was also predeceased by his wife, Nancy Huffard Barton.

Gentry had numerous wide-ranging interests and hobbies, all of which he pursued in depth, e.g. collections of Oriental rugs; art, both paintings and old maps; antique tools; books on many subjects; pocket knives; a variety of flags; the best of any items made in Britain; fine clothing, as he was always a dapper dresser; to mention a few. Notwithstanding his exquisite tastes, as a child of the great depression, he was inherently frugal in most areas. Above all Gentry epitomized Sir Francis Bacon's "I have taken all knowledge to be my province" There was hardly a subject about which he was not conversant. During a full and accomplished life he developed and loyally cultivated many lasting friendships, involving not only face-to-face and telephone relationships but perhaps thousands of letters. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends, especially his brother, to whom he was also a second father.

He is survived by his brother, Ray C. Barton and his wife Judy of Seneca, S.C.; nephews, Kevin G. Barton and his wife Connie of Cumming, Douglas R. Barton of Orlando, Fla., Roy Richards Jr. and his wife Ginna of Charleston, S.C.; a first cousin, Betty Jane Johnson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Mark Glenn and his wife Patricia of Tampa, Fla., son of his late wife Nancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Larry Deckard officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, July 14, from 11 a.m. until hour of service. Interment and graveside service will be held at Rutherford City Cemetery. Those arrangements are under the care of Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, Gentry requested as a memorial to him that you do a good deed for someone and he would want us all to pause and remember the good times. Donations may also be made to your favorite charity.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Forsyth County News - Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia - July 11, 2011 - Monday.

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