IN MEMORIAM: Laborers Local 110’s Johnny Barton


Johnny Andrew Barton, a member of Laborers Local 110, died April 18 at his home in Crystal City at age 24.

Brother Barton was a graduate of Farmington High School where he played football. He worked for Mississippi Sand/US Silica. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was kindhearted and loving and always had a smile on his face. He never met a stranger and stood up for the underdog. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Brother Barton is survived by his mother and stepdad, Andrea and Rod Kramer, of Arnold; his father, John Barton, of Valles Mines; his siblings, Emily Kramer, Jacob Kramer, Savannah Barton, Sarah Barton and Carley Barton; his grandparents, Mary and Dave Reinbold, of Valles Mines, James and Debbie Kramer, of Nixa, and Cliff and Diane White, of Farmington; his great grandmother, Shirlee Turner, of Bismark; and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnny M. Barton, and his grandmother, Paula A. Morris.

A drive-by visitation was observed on April 23 at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington. A graveside service at Shepherd Hills Cemetery in Barnhart will be held at a later date for his friends and family to attend.

Memorial donations may be made to ARCHway Institute, 3941 Tamiani Trail, Suite 3157-53, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 or online at To share your condolences, visit


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