William “Bill” E. Barton, LCC ’76-’77, passed away on August 24, 2018 in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Before his employment at Scheels, Bill was a sales representative for many years at Nelson Systems in Springfield. He was one of the founding members of Pioneer Bible Translators in Dallas, TX. Bill loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was involved in performances at local community theatres. Everyone knew him by his smile and his stories. He is survived by his loving wife Laurie and his mother Bette Barton, two sons, a stepson and stepdaughter, six grandchildren, two sisters, one brother, nine nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and great nephews.