Fallen Hero: CW5 John T. Barton (Ret)


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Service

706 Main St Purvis, MS
(601) 928-4522


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1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2023, Petal Presbyterian Church.


Military Service Tribute,  Honors, and Obituary

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on July 30, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.   CW5 John T. Barton (Ret), age 73, who served in the MSARNG within the 106th Support Battalion and served within the 106th Support Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

John T. Barton, 73, passed away at his home in Purvis on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the Petal Presbyterian Church.

For the majority of his working career, John was employed at CSMS, Camp Shelby, MS. After serving many years with the Mississippi Army National Guard and several active-duty deployments with the United States Army, John retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5. He was a long-time member of the Petal Presbyterian Church and was an avid fisherman. He is preceded in death by his father, John B. Barton; and his mother, Earline W. Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy F. Barton of Purvis; two sons, Steven (Ashley) Barton of Petal, Douglas (Alison) Barton of Bumpass, VA; a sister, Pauline (Don) Livingston of Chattanooga, TN; and a grandson, Jacob Barton of Bumpass, VA.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camps, MS 39745; Palmer Home for Children, 800 Baldwin Road S, Lake Cormorant, MS, 38641; Petal Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Main Street, Petal, MS 39465.