Mr. Hoyt Edwin Barron, of Rome, Ga., passed away at the age of 94 at his residence, Brookdale Senior Living on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
Mr. Barron was born March 24, 1922 to William Edgar Barron and Sara Jackson Barron. He lived most of his life on a family farm in Floyd County which was purchased in 1927. He became the sole owner of this farm in 1955 and ran the Barron Dairy Farm until his retirement. After graduating from Model High School in 1938, he continued his education at the University of Georgia where he received a BSA in Agriculture in 1942.
Mr. Barron’s legacy is that of a man who humbly provided for his family, courageously served his country and endeavored to improve his community.
Hoyt Barron was a decorated World War II Veteran. He enlisted in the U S Army in 1943. During WW II he served as First Lieutenant of Mechanized 3rd. Cavalry Reconnaissance Unit 1620 while assigned in Central Europe and Northern France. He earned the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf Cluster.
Mr. Barron served two terms on the Floyd County Board of Roads and Revenue starting in the late 1950s. He also served as a Board Trustee at Model School during the 50s and 60s. He was a member of the Exchange Club, Farm Bureau, and a faithful member of North Broad Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Roy Henry Barron and Jackson (Jack) Edgar Barron; four sisters: Mrs. Helen (James) Webb, Mrs. Estelle (David M.) Bowen, Mrs. Sue (John) Richard, and Mrs. Amy (Charlie) Reed.
Mr. Barron leaves behind his wife of 75 years Edna Davis Barron. They were married December 21, 1941. As always, she was by his side when he passed.
He is also survived by two sons: Bill (Phyllis) Barron of Rome Ga. and Tommy (Laura) Barron of Roswell Ga.; a daughter Linda (Tim) Evans of Grayson Ga.; six grandchildren: Lisa Barron, Hickory, N.C.; Todd (Amanda) Evans, Johns Creek, Ga.; Scott (Ashley) Evans, Atlanta Ga.; Billy Barron, Atlanta, Ga.; Blair Barron, Roswell, Ga.; John Barron, Roswell, Ga; and five great- grandchildren: Kate, Glenn, and Mark Evans of Johns Creek, Ga.; Pace and Claire Evans, Atlanta Ga.; brothers-in-law, Bobby Davis, Rome, Ga.; Glenn (Cathy) Davis, Austell, Ga.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Luese Davis, Rome, Ga.; a number of nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the devoted, personal, and professional care he received from Diane, Kendra, Tammy, Kayla, Ashley, Danita, and the entire staff of Brookdale and the staff of Heyman HospiceCare of Floyd.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. at Daniel’s Funeral Home. Following visitation the Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Micah Pritchett officiating. Military Rites will be provided by the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard at the time of burial at Eastview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Mr. Barron’s grandchildren: Lisa Barron, Todd Evans, Scott Evans, Billy Barron, Blair Barron, John Barron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd, P.O. Box 163, Rome Ga., 30162-0163; North Broad Baptist Church, 1309 N Broad St, Rome, Ga., 30161-5294 or the charity of your choice.
Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.