Johnny Lee Barton, 64, of Orange, passed away July 13, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Millner. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Center, Jan. 26, 1952, he was the son of Elzie Barton and Jessie (Shelton) Barton. Johnny was a barber who owned his own shop called Johnny’s Outpost and then went on to later work at Kay’s. He was a member and former president of the Jaycees and won the “Best Barber” award with the Orange Leader. He wrote poems and sent them in to The Famous Poets Society and won an award of recognition in 1998. Johnny loved to spend time fishing, woodworking and making decorations. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sons, Johnny and Rohnny Barton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Loretta Barton; sons, Johnny Ray Bendo, Jr., of Orange and Jason Ray Bendo and wife Rita, of Buna; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Barton and wife Libby, of Center; sister, Ann Mayfield and husband Mike, of Logansport, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Guidroz, Jeff Kirkland, Wesley Brewer, Lee Cornsilk, Will Bolt and Alvin Richardson.