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Ronald Barton Jr

January 23, 1931 — August 19, 2018

Ronald F. Barton was born on January 23rd, 1931 to Winifred and Ronald F. Barton Sr. in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Marjorie Barton of Muskogee, Oklahoma, son Randy Barton of Norman, Oklahoma. Ron is survived by his wife Juana Barton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronald Barton 3rd of Hawaii, Richard Barton and wife Cheryl of Norman, Oklahoma, Mendy Barton Wilson and husband John of Norman, Oklahoma, John Tidwell, Jefferson Tidwell, Julie Reese, Jennifer Tidwell, and Jeannine Tidwell.

Ron moved to Muskogee when he was 6 and moved to Oklahoma City when he was twelve years old. Ron graduated from S.E Classen in 1949 and attended OU and received his B.A. in micro biology. Ron married Margarette and they moved to Dallas where he attended Baylor to receive his Dental degree. He worked as an LPN at night to help support his family. Ron was in ROTC and upon graduation he started his career in the Army. They were stationed in Dachau, Germany. They next moved to Lawton, Oklahoma. Ron then moved to San Francisco where he attended Berkley and received his master's degree in business. His next move was the Pentagon where he was promoted to preventive dentistry. In the 1968, the family moved to Hawaii. After three years he was sent to Vietnam where he volunteered on his days off to do procedures on the local children's teeth.

In 1972, they divorced, and he had six more years in the army until he retired as a full bird Colonel. In 1980 he opened a private dental office where he was loved by his employees and patients. In 2001 he met the love of his life Juana and they were married on February 2nd,2002. For the next 16 years they had wonderful adventures and she took wonderful care of him until the end.

Fun facts about Ron.

He was called Jack by all his relatives. In Virginia he built a baseball diamond in the back yard for his children's little league. He enjoyed Judo and received his 3rd degree black belt in 1971. As a child he became an Eagle Scout. His troop in Oklahoma went down the Illinois River without a canoe (it wasn't a tourist trap yet) they took a train up to the Great Lakes and for 10 days camped in the wilderness and canoed. He became the Scout Master in Hawaii and with his Boy Scout troop, they refurbished an old building on Schofield Barracks and started the first judo club on base, people came from all over the island to join. His son Randy also became an Eagle Scout. In Hawaii he bought the kids motorcycles and went to the North shore often to ride them and spent all day with the family VW Bus. No one knew history better than Ron and could talk hours on the subject. He had many hobbies, but one stuck out, his love for photography. He took and developed thousands of pictures of us, it wasn't until we were grown that I found out that everyone's parents didn't do that. He was a hands-on dad, fed and changed all of us. His oldest grandson's name is Ronald F. Barton 4th.

His father was a very sweet man who had blonde hair and they called him the "Swede" he was born in 1899 and his twins grand daughters were born 100 years later. His mother was hilarious and a staunch republican, they were wonderful grandparents.

I knew it was coming but you are never prepared to say goodbye.
Ron will be greatly missed by all his friends and relatives.

All services will be private.

One more day,
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me
wishing still, for one more day with you.

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