[Extensions of Remarks]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
IN MEMORY OF DR. BILL BARTON
HON. JOE WILSON
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, June 17,
2017, a funeral service was conducted at Saint Andrews Presbyterian
Church (PCA) in Irmo, South Carolina, for Dr. Bill Barton, the church's
founding pastor. The Church is an extraordinary institution of the
dynamic community, one of the fastest growing in America.
The service was lovingly carried out by Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Dale
B. Welden, Director of Worship and Arts Rev. Marc Rattray, Rev. Dan
Ratchford of Smyrna Presbyterian Church in Newberry, South Carolina,
Organist Sharon Rattray, and Pianist Allison Hilbish. Pallbearers were
members of the Irmo Police Department where Dr. Barton served as
The following thoughtful obituary was included in the service
Dr. Whaley Seignious Barton, Jr. (Bill), 76, passed away on
June 12, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia,
South Carolina, surrounded by his family. He was born on May
5, 1941, in Miami, Florida, to Whaley Seignious Barton Sr.,
of Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Helen Monroe Barton of
Whaley (Bill) faithfully served the Lord as pastor of many
churches and, for nineteen years, was the founding pastor of
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Irma, South Carolina.
After retiring, he went on to begin Ministry Resources Team.
Whaley married Linda Lee Barnes of Miami, Florida, October
22, 1961. They were happily married for 55 years. He is
survived by his daughter Kathryn and husband Ray of Texas,
his son Steve and wife Mary of South Carolina, daughter-in-
law Melissa Barton Prim of South Carolina, thirteen
grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Whaley was preceded in death by his parents, brother
George, and son, Whaley S. Barton III.