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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242



     Melvin Dean Barton 89 of West Plains, Missouri, passed from this life on Friday July 1, 2022. He was born October 25, 1932, in Alton Missouri to Elgan and Bonnie (Sanders) Barton.

     Melvin was united in marriage to Lois Waggoner on July 10, 1952. They were married for 70 wonderful years, had three children during their time together.

     Melvin is survived by his loving wife, Lois of the home; three children, Dan (Kay) of Nixa Missouri, Dennis (Sandy) of Alton, Missouri, Melba (Randy) Johnson of West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren, Broc, Blaz (Julie), Brandon (Chelse) , Brooke, Brianna; two great grandchildren, Kolby, Karly; three brothers, Gordan (Donna) of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Carlos (Marietta) of Marthasville, Missouri, Curtis (Linda) of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Carolee of Thayer Missouri, Nadine of Alton, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

     Melvin is proceeded in death by his father, mother; two brothers, Willard and Millard; sister, Fern Forrester; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Forrester and Bois Waggoner; father-in-law, Herman Waggoner; mother-in-law, Alta Waggoner.

     Melvin was a veteran of the Korean War. He served as a Sunday School Superintendent for Lula Full Gospel Church for many years. He was a butcher for 25 years, he farmed with his loving wife, Lois for 45 years. He owned his own local Feed and Farm Supply store for 20 years. He was a Christian for all his life.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Ray Andrews JR officiating.

Interment will be on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Cave Springs Cemetery, Alton Missouri.


1 Comment

  1. Daniel Stairs
    July 4, 2022 @ 4:21 pm

    You have my prayers and sympathy Lois And all the family