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James W. Barton

Mr. James W. Barton, age 78, of Aiken, S. C., son of the late James A. Barton and the late Ruby Funderberg Barton, entered into eternal rest at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken, S.C. on Thursday, December 19, 2019. He is survived by his daughters, Karen W. Mixon and Rebecca Funderberg; grandchildren, Nicole Barton, Ashley Smith, Erica Smith, Carl Smith, Jr., Daniel Barton, Kara Barton, Chance Holbrooks and Paige Bunn; a special Great Grandchild, Benjamin Smith; four additional great grandchildren; nephews, Charles Wade, Harold Wesley and William Avery Funderberg, III and two special pets, Pnut and Casee.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Louise Smith. He was born in Augusta, Ga. but has been a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C. He was a member of Cedar Creek West Baptist Church in Graniteville, S.C. He was a member of Alan Gregory Home Group. He spent over 30 years working the chain crew for the Aiken High Football Team and was Scoutmaster for the Boys Scouts, Troop 22 for many years at St. John’s Methodist Church. He retired with over 20 years of service as a deliverer for Home Medical Supplies. A man of his caliber shall be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched during the 78 precious years that God granted him on this earth. Earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be a private burial at a later date. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 has been entrusted with these arrangements. You may visit the online guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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My condolences to the Barton family. I know this is a difficult time and I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of James continue to comfort his family and friends. A comforting promise is stated at Isaiah 25:8 "He (GOD) will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.

Lisa Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with James at Home Medical many years ago. He was always kind and cheerful. He always had an interesting story to tell. He was a great person and will be missed. Rest in peace, James.

Alice Burbage Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Jimmie was a long time friend of our. We use to live next door to each other and we rented from his wonderful mother Ruby. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.
Karan I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my Sympathy and Prayers out to all the family & friends.
Love, Emily Goodwin Eubanks
Aiken, South Carolina

Emily Goodwin Eubanks Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM

Known as Uncle Jimmy but he always called me daughter even if we not legally related he was a true laugh and love and mostly support when needed it. He was at and involved at every family event from floating down the Congaree to dressing as clown at most recent Halloween party. Uncle Jimmy will be greatly missed

LaDonna Rogers Dec 25 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you Goober! You brought so much to my life. Many memories Ill cherish forever! Thank you for your endless love to me!!! I love you!!!

Rebecca Funderberg Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM