Russell Bruce Barton of Jacksonville, FL entered into eternal rest on January 10, 2023.  He was born September 3, 1960 in Macclenny, FL and resided in Folkston for a brief time.  In his young adult life, he served as a U.S. Marine and later a correctional officer.  In the latter part of his life he worked in the transportation industry.

He is preceded in death by his father, Issac Barton; his mother, Nancy Brady-Barton-Spence; and his son, Michael.  

Survivors include his spouse, Judith Barton of Jacksonville, FL; his daughters, Charlene (Waymon) Munson and Nikki (Jon) Strang of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Dolphus (Darlene) Barton of Glen Saint Mary, FL and David Barton of El Paso, TX; four sisters, Hazel (Willard) Solomon of Fon Du Lac, WI, Typhenes (Ronnie) Chance of Jacksonville, FL, Martha (Tammy) Barton of Atlanta, GA, and Catherine (Howard) Freegard of Los Angeles, CA; along with 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private Celebration of Life gathering will be held by family and close friends at a later date with Reverend Wesley Williams officiating.

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