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Leavitt J. 'Ike' Barton, Sr., 74

CAMPTON — Leavitt "Ike" John Barton, Sr., 74, of Squeaky Lane, Campton, died September 10, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.

Born in Newport NH on September 6, 1939, Ike was the son of Harold Ralph and Ruth Catharine (Beals) Barton. He grew up in Springfield and attended Newport and Claremont Schools. Ike has been residing in Campton since 1971.

Ike worked in road construction most all his life for various NH companies. In 1985, Ike started Ike Barton Construction, Inc. in Campton, which he operated until just two years ago.

Ike was a fifty-one year member (Life Member) of the Franklin Lodge #1280 of Elks.

Ike was predeceased by his son John R., who died in 2009 and his brother Wayne.

Ike is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Catherine Lucy (Gravelle) Barton of Campton, sons, Leavitt "Ikie" Barton, Jr., of Plymouth, Sydney Barton of Northfield, daughter, Tammy Barton of Daytona Beach, FL, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers, Charles Barton of Fort Worth, TX, Gene Barton of Grantham, NH, sister, Geraldine Cote of Franklin, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Monday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A celebration of Ike's life was held at the Plymouth Lodge of Elks, Route #175, Holderness, on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To sign Ike's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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