Thomas Lou Barton Jr., 62, son of Thomas and Zelma Biswell Barton, was born April 27, 1942, at Raymondville. He died June 29, 2004.He retired as a truck driver in the late ’70s.He spent time hunting, fishing, bow hunting and cooking for family and friends. He liked going to auctions.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dewayne; and one sister, Colleen.Surviving are his wife, Nancy of the home; one daughter, Dianna Bennett of Granite City, Ill.; four sisters, Novella Gray and Cornelia Ferguson of Raymondville, Dorothy Schott of Perryville and Maxine Paris of Crouse, N.C.; three brothers, Bill Barton of Belleview, Ill., John Barton of St. James and Dewey Barton of Junction City, Kan.; and faithful friends, Lenny Clayton and Suzette Stephens.Services were July 1 at the Fox Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Jett officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery near Raymondville. “

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