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Gayla Marie Barton


Gayla Marie Barton died February 20, 2023, in Lexington at the age of 66 years 9 months 14 days. Memorial Services were held Friday, February 24, 2023, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Gayla was born May 6, 1956, in Norman, Oklahoma, to SD and Evelyn (Upton) Womack.  She was raised in Norman until the sixth grade. The family moved to Del City where Gayla finished her schooling, graduating from Del City High School in 1974.

She married Billy C. Barton Jr. on March 21, 1975. Gayla became an LPN, working at Purcell Municipal Hospital for 20 years, Pauls Valley Hospital for 12 years, and Sunset Estates.

She enjoyed sewing, shopping and raising her family. Gayla loved spending any chance she could with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Gayla was preceded in death by her parents, SD and Evelyn Womack; and her husband of 32 years, Billy Barton.

Survivors include her daughter, Angie Barton; her son, Brad Barton; her son, Josh Barton; her daughter, Cori Pounds; her son, Billy Barton III; her eight grandchildren, Thomas and Hunter Frye, Conner Barton, Alexis Pounds, Johncalvin Bowen, Derrick Bowen, Braiden Barton and Blaiklyn Barton; her two great-grandsons, Theodore and Jackson; her brother, Jerry Womack; and numerous other relatives and friends.