Austin Leroy Barton
September 15, 1926 - May 13, 2020
Austin Leroy Barton, 93, of Vale, Oregon, passed away May 13, at home surrounded by his family.
Leroy was born September 15, 1926 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Austin and Myrtle Barton. He was raised in Butler, Oklahoma, until he was 16 when he relocated to Los Angeles, California.
He enlisted in the Navy just prior to his 18th birthday in 1944. He was assigned to the USS Bon Homme Richard and headed to the Pacific to protect Hawaii and the Philippines.
Following his discharge from the service he relocated to Vale and joined his family where in learned the trade of shoe repair. He purchased his own shop in Nyssa, Oregon and lived there from 1949 to . . .