Lloyd A. Barton, 80, son of George W. and Mary Shepherd Barton, was born Oct. 19, 1924, at Ellington. He died May 28, 2005, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.He entered the U.S. Army July 27, 1943, and was discharged Jan. 9, 1946. He was a longshoreman with the 206th Port Co. in the Pacific Theatre of operations. He worked in the holds of the ships, placing boxes in cargo nets to be moved to the docks. After the ship was unloaded, he drove a forklift moving the crates to the warehouses.After his military discharge, he moved to Pacific. He met and married Dora Elizabeth Gudermuth. They had two sons, and she brought two sons to the marriage, Lawrence and Robert.Mr. Barton worked for several years in an aluminum manufacturing company, retiring in 1989.In 1994, he moved back to Houston after the death of his wife and son.He enjoyed the outdoors, rabbit hunting, fishing, gardening and growing some of the biggest and best tomatoes.After moving back to Houston, he became involved at the senior center and found a new interest: dancing to country music. He especially had fun learning the two step.In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William; one stepson, Lawrence; six brothers, Everett, Raymond, Virgil, Arthur, Herbert and a twin, Floyd; and two sisters, Eva and Pearl.Surviving are one son, Stephen Barton of Boyerstown, Pa.; one stepson, Robert Bell of Ballwin; four sisters, Iva Southworth and Norma Hinton of Raymondville, Lois Grimm of Mountain Grove and Ruby Johnston of McLeansboro, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.Services were June 1 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis. “

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