AUSTIN Funeral services for Jerry T. Barton, 85, of Austin were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home with burial at the IOOF Cemetery in Georgetown.

He died Aug. 19, 2009, in Austin.

He was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Brownwood to Jerry Bernard Barton and Mary Elizabeth Tyson Barton. He was a member of Great Hills Baptist Church and retired in 1986 from the Texas Education Agency after 38 years as an educator and administrator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Barton; three daughters, Carolyn Cotte and husband Richard, Kathy Barton and partner Mary Ingle, and Chris Willmann and husband Carl; three sisters, Violet Cathey, Mary Von Hosek and Frances Browning; one brother, W.T. Barton; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Don Barton.