Fisher Wayne Barton, age 16, of the Highcliff Community of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Friday evening, October 4, 2019 as the result of an ATV accident.
He was born on November 8, 2002 to E. Wayne Barton, II, and Deana Rae (Maiden) Barton in Jellico, TN. He was the Vice-President of his Junior Class at Whitley County High School – the Class of 2021. He was a member of Kentucky Hill Baptist Church.
Fisher was an exceptional young man. He was blessed with numerous abilities and talents which were evident to anyone who knew him.
As part the Whitley County High School – Future Farmers of America (FFA), he won numerous awards. He currently served the FFA as Sentinel. He was also a member of Impact Archery. In addition, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman, and farmer.
Fisher was a varsity member of the Inaugural Skeet and Trap Team at Whitley County High School. This team earned the 2019 Kentucky Clay Target State Skeet Title. Along with earning this accolade, Fisher served as a mentor to his fellow teammates with his exemplary demeanor.
Fisher was very industrious and always willing to help. Despite his young age, he had already worked for a few years for his mentor, Dr. Michael Culver, at Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic and for his friends, Wilma, George, and Kenny at Cox & Son Funeral Home and Jellico Monument Company.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Edward C. Barton, William Ramsey and Queen E. (Lane) Ramsey, William H. Maiden, Sr. and Genena (Jaynes) Maiden, and Milton H. Bryant and Ann Silvey.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Raeanne Barton and Grace Barton; paternal grandparents, Eddie W. Barton and Linda (Ramsey) Barton; maternal grandfather, Ray Maiden, and wife, Brenda; maternal grandmother, Jenny Ruth (Bryant) Clifton, and husband, John; great-grandmother, Jeanette (Gatliff) Barton, all of Jellico; aunts, Sara (Barton) Proffitt, and husband, Stuart, of Jellico, TN, Susan (Barton) Anderson, and husband, Robert, of Williamsburg, KY, Kimberly (Maiden)
Bryant, and husband, Tony, of Andersonville, TN, Kasee (Clifton) Laster, and husband, Jonathan; uncles, J. Andrew Croley, and wife, Tracy, and Paul Croley, all of Williamsburg; great aunts and great-uncles, Helen Elliott, and husband, Danny, of Jellico, TN, Phyllis Lea, and husband, Jim, of Cumming, Georgia, Gene “Babe” Ramsey, and wife, Loretta, of Jellico, TN; Robert Maiden, and wife, Sue, of Jellico, TN, Milton Bryant, and wife, Sue, of Michigan, and Keith Silvey, and wife, Suzanne, of Silver Lake, Ohio; first cousins, Luke Barton, Logan Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Michael Ray Culver, Jeni Ann (Culver) Keene, and husband, Josh, and Ashli Culver, Georgia Laster, Julia Laster, Alicyn Croley, and Jerrod Croley; a very special Creekmore Family on the hill; numerous other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his passing.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Landes officiating. Special music will be provided by the Inman Family and Ms. Kennedy Walden.
Interment will immediately follow the funeral at the Douglas Cemetery in the Oswego Community of Campbell County, TN.
Pallbearers will be Luke Barton, Logan Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Michael Ray Culver, Blake Maiden, Leon Waller, A. J. Farris, Bryce Bays, Caleb Rose, Chase Lawson, and Caney Minton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a making donation to the Whitley County High School –FFA / Future Farmers of America, 350 Boulevard of Champions, Williamsburg, KY 40769.
Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.