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 Hugh Wynn Barton

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Hugh Wynn Barton

Birth
Randolph, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Death
12 Sep 2011 (aged 95)
Germantown, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
76528919 View Source

Hugh Wynn Barton, born May 31, 1916 in Randolph, TN died Monday September 12, 2011. He was the son of the late William H. Barton and Lidia G. Cowan. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. He moved to Memphis with his mother in the mid- 1920's and graduated from Tech High School and Bowling Green College in Kentucky. He entered WWII as a cadet pilot in the Army Air Corp and later became a Group Flight Commander and Primary instructor at the Army Air Corp Training Center in Clarksdale, MS. During the war he flew missions in the South Pacific along with several missions across North Africa and was over the "Hump" into India. He continued to fly after the war and became a pilot for American Airlines in the late 1940's. After several years he left the airlines and became a pilot for the Choctaw Inc. in Memphis. It was there that he was put in charge of the scaffolding sales. After eight years he left and started a concrete forming company. He later added scaffolding and started Barton Scaffolding. He formed two other companies: Steel Erectors and Island Ornamental Iron. After 28 years he sold his business to a company in New Jersey and began his retirement. In December 1991 his wife of 58 years, Edna E. Griffith died. They had been high school sweethearts. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and served on various committees. He was also an instructor with Dale Carnegie Institute. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Gibbs (Wesley) of Melbourne, Fl; and a son, William Barton (Patricia) of Germantown, TN. He leaves seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-1 p.m. at Memorial Park followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. also at Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall" (Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 15, 2011)

Hugh Wynn Barton, born May 31, 1916 in Randolph, TN died Monday September 12, 2011. He was the son of the late William H. Barton and Lidia G. Cowan. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. He moved to Memphis with his mother in the mid- 1920's and graduated from Tech High School and Bowling Green College in Kentucky. He entered WWII as a cadet pilot in the Army Air Corp and later became a Group Flight Commander and Primary instructor at the Army Air Corp Training Center in Clarksdale, MS. During the war he flew missions in the South Pacific along with several missions across North Africa and was over the "Hump" into India. He continued to fly after the war and became a pilot for American Airlines in the late 1940's. After several years he left the airlines and became a pilot for the Choctaw Inc. in Memphis. It was there that he was put in charge of the scaffolding sales. After eight years he left and started a concrete forming company. He later added scaffolding and started Barton Scaffolding. He formed two other companies: Steel Erectors and Island Ornamental Iron. After 28 years he sold his business to a company in New Jersey and began his retirement. In December 1991 his wife of 58 years, Edna E. Griffith died. They had been high school sweethearts. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and served on various committees. He was also an instructor with Dale Carnegie Institute. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Gibbs (Wesley) of Melbourne, Fl; and a son, William Barton (Patricia) of Germantown, TN. He leaves seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-1 p.m. at Memorial Park followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. also at Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall" (Published in The Commercial Appeal on September 15, 2011)


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