Bruce H. Barton, 73, of Kyle, TX, died Monday, Nov. 24. He was born May 22, 1941, Flint, MI, to Jesse and Ruth (Beebe) Barton. Bruce accepted his Lord and Savior as a young child and the Lord used him in many avenues of life. He most recently served as Minister of Senior Adults and Education at First Baptist Church, Kyle, for more than 13 years. Bruce enlisted in the US Air Force in 1962 and served his country honorably until 1985, when he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. He was an employee of Lockheed-Martin for 14 years. In May, 1964, he married Judy Wickman, his loving wife of 50 years. Bruce is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Daniel Barton and his wife, Angela of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Julie Dawson and her husband, Doug of Punta Gorda, FL; granddaughter, Randilyn Sasser of Elgin, TX; former son-in-law, Brian Sasser and his wife, Arion of Elgin, TX; brother, Robert Barton and his wife, Jean, of New Hampshire. Bruce never met anyone he didn't have a smile for and an encouraging word. He will be dearly missed. His funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the First Baptist Church of Kyle, 400 W. Center St. The Rev. Jeff English will officiate. Bruce will be interred with military honors at the Kyle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice, or to the Technology Fund of the First Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Kyle, TX, 78640.