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Kenneth Barton
December 12, 1932 - April 21, 2019

Kenneth Barton, 86, of Central Point, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Rogue Regional Medical Center.

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  • KB, my friend and associate for over 70 years, we were lawmen from the beginning. You stepped up and served your city, county, state and nation in oh so many ways. A city Police Office, Deputy Sheriff, State Investigator, U.S. Air Force Policeman – Korean War, U.S. State Department Law Enforcement Advisor in Viet Nam – in country during the 1968 Tet Offensive and lastly a Sergeant of Police.
    You fulfilled your dream and set the table for the many that have followed in your footsteps.
    To our brother LEO’s, let it be known: KB ALWAYS HAD YOUR BACK !
    KB, you will be missed – td

    • TD this is Carol, Thank you so much for being one of his best friends for all those years. What you wrote was fantastic ,so well said. I did not get around to really writing all that. Thank you again, love you and your family. Love in Jesus

  • Today is the day, Dad, that your physical body will be leaving this earth. I’m going to miss you dearly. We are all here helping Mom through transitioning her life without you after 60yrs, as you hoped we would. Until I see you again…Thank you for loving me. Your Becky Puppy.

  • To my very precious husband, best friend and Love of my life. Oh how I already miss you. So glad the Lord put you in my life. Walk with JESUS and see you soon.

    • Ken went from Grace to Glory and is now HOME> His humor and quirks will be missed by all who knew him. This favorite sister in law will miss you. We will all meet one day soon.

  • We enjoyed every minute we got to spend with you. Your humor and wit were a breath of fresh air. You will be missed but memories of our precious little time together will endure. Go in peace. Love Debbie and “Greg.”

  • Dear old friend and coworker Ken, you always held a special place in my heart. We all shared so many, many laughs and fun times! I deeply regret not being able to come see you and Carol in recent years. I promise to always stay in touch with Carol. We share being blessed with fine husbands.
    Vaya con Dino’s, my friend.
    Love in Christ,
    Joy

  • Oh Mom Carol… where do I even begin? So many memories flooding my heart & mind of our many years of living beside one another. Always walking straight into your home as if we’re my own. Ken, you always welcomed me as your adopted daughter from next door. Confiding in you both over matters of family and life. You both have had more of an impact on my life than you know. Always a smile, hug or laugh at whatever may have been happening in that moment. That yell of Ken’s at the bottom of the stairs .. “Rach!!!! Rachel!!!” Loved Ken for the amazing gentle man he always showed me. Carol & family, please know I love each of you and hugs to you all.

  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories of our sweet Ken, this is what will keep him alive in our hearts and in our minds. Ken was such a kind soul, who was gifted with a hardy, and an amazingly unforgettable laugh, who loved to tease. I will always remember Ken to be an awesome cook. One of the favorites was his making the best macaroni and cheese ever. Ken was one of a kind neighbor, friend who will always be remembered for his tinkering around the house. He could do, or fix anything he set his mind to. He was a man known for his strength of character and his faith who will be sorely missed.

    Carol, we are praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you. May He bless you and your family during this time and in the days the come.

    With our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy…
    Your loving friends,
    Rusty & Ronda

    • Hi thank you for the beautiful reminder of the memories about him. It has been very hard for me. Will write you later. Love you both. Carol

  • As one of the older SAPD officers, you were already retired long before I began in 1976. We honor all of our former officers and I am sorry I never got to meet you. Rest in Peace Brother.

  • I met Ken at SAPD in 1962. He was always a humorous and pleasant person. I best remember our occasional coffee sessions at the end of graveyard shift. As I was a new guy on the force, he was friendly and helpful in the process of my “learning “. I had no contact with him for a number of years but regained contact with him via email in the past year or so. He remained a witty and intelligent person with a very good perspective on life. I will miss him.
    And to his family: You can be proud of him. He was truly a GOOD GUY.

  • Rest easy Kenny, you deserve it! I served with you at Tustin PD in the 70’s and while there are many many stories and memories, that mischievous grin will not be forgotten!

  • Aunt Carol, so sorry to hear about Uncle Ken. May he rest in peace and be free of pain now. Sending prayers and hugs. Jan and Butch

  • As Bergie said, I served with you Ken at Tustin PD in the 70s. You were a mentor, fellow Vietnam Vet and friend…who I was lucky enough to stay in touch with all these years. Gonna miss all those jokes and stuff you sent out so often. Rest in Peace Sarge!