Brian David Barton 1960 - 2018    

Brian David Barton
, 57, of Rittman, died Aug. 31, 2018, at his home after a sudden illness.
Brian was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Marion, IN, to Charles and Betty (Turner) Barton and was a graduate of Wadsworth High School.   He married Kimberly Gammell on Oct. 3, 2010, and he had made his home in Creston, prior to moving to Rittman.   He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.
Surviving are his wife, Kim; children, Michael (Colleen) Barton and Anita (Madison) Davis, both of Ravenna; and Erica Barton of Canton; stepchildren, Michael (Chelsea) Manchak of Wooster, and Kelli (Jeremy) Steiner of Ashland; grandchildren, Ronan, Philip, Madison, Sara, Avery, Corra, and Mikey; stepgrandchildren, Brokk and Remmy; his mother, Betty Fitzgerald of Florida; and sisters, Debbie (Roger) Golden of Florida, and Cindy (Stan) Robbins of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Kevin.
Brian requested that there be no calling hours or services. Murray Funeral Home in Creston is handling arrangements. 


   Brian Barton
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1979           
WHS Grizzly Senior Football Players, 1978. 
Row 1: G. Sechrist, M. Herrick, A. Kelleman, R. Tavanello, T. Hofstetter, S. Raynor, C. Connell, M. Thompson, L. Currens, D. Noe, S. Krabil.  Row 2: C. Yokum, J. Hershey, J. Lutz, D. Dunn, S. Herndon, L. Edmonds, M. Mortimer, D. Snyder, D. McGill.  Row 3: C. Finn, S. Flippo, B. Barton, D. Ringler, J. Brunk, J. Bareiter, J. Reynolds, B. Ball.                                              
WHS DCT Class, 1978-79. 
Row 1:  P. Hontert, E. Chester, D. Philips, S. Kern.  Row 2:  R. Crabtree, R. Janeczek, J. Tiffany, B. Beichler.  Row 3: M. Latimer, B. Barton, T. Bendel, G. Wheeland. Row 4: G. Taylor, S. Leatherman, J. Heller, G. Blackwood.                                               
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