Barton 'Joe' Young, 84, of Seymour, Texas, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021, at his home.
Visitation will be on Sunday, October 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Archer Funeral Home in Seymour. Graveside services will be on Monday, October 25, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery with his grandson, Pastor Victor Arellano officiating.
Joe was born on August 1, 1937, in Seymour to Blondy and Margaret MacFarland Young. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1955 and married Noretta 'Rita' Nix on December 26, 1958, in Seymour.
He began his career at the City of Seymour in the Water Department in September of 1960 and retired in 2001 as Water Superintendent. Joe joined the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department in 1962 and retired in 2013 after more than fifty years of service. He was a member of the Seymour Church of Christ.
An avid fisherman and hunter, Joe enjoyed many hours around a tank, sitting in a deer blind or just being outdoors. He was an artist, rendering many western scenes in charcoal and pencil in his early years and advancing to oil painting. He hand painted many signs in the area throughout the years and for many years painted business windows in anticipation of the annual Seymour Rodeo and Reunion.
He had a sharp wit and keen sense of humor that he shared with his family, all of whom he deeply loved. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Bob and Claude Young; a sister, Judy Young Graef; a son, Larry Lowe Young; and a grandson, Cody Bill Slaggle.
Joe is survived by his devoted caretaker and wife of almost 63 years, Rita of Seymour; daughter, Lita Slaggle and husband, Billie, of Seymour; son, Barry Young and wife, Cathy, of Abilene, Texas; son, Monte Young of Seymour; 9 grandchildren - Will Young and wife, Monica; Joey Young; Katie Arellano and husband, Victor; Kirsti Young; Ryan Young and wife, Macy; Rachael Hons and husband, Derek; Sarah Sanchez and husband, Shawn; Monica Young; Drew Young and wife, Kayla; 14 great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Maddie, Hannah, Cody and Barton Sanchez; Abi and Ben Arellano; Mollie and Meadow Hons; Cayden and Jace Young; Jonah Young; Hannah Young and Julian Young.
Serving as Honorary Pall Bearers will be members and retired members of the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials to the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home of Seymour.