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Mr. St. Clair M. Barton
March 6, 1942 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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St. Clair Maurice Burton was born on March 6, 1942, in Chicago IL to the parents of Mack Barton and Panola Flowers Barton. He grew up in Shaw Mississippi with his grandparents Laura St. Clair Flowers and Goldsborough Flowers.
At the age of 13 he moved back to Chicago IL to live with his mother uncle Goldberg flowers and grandfather grew Goldsborough Flowers.
St. Clair graduated from Park High School in Chicago IL and attended the University of Illinois, Navy pier and Rosemont university.
In 1961 he met the love of his life and soon to be wife of 56 years Dorothy Killian. They were married on June June 25, 1967, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago IL, officiated by Dr. J.C. Austin, Jr. To this union were born two daughters, Jennifer St. Clair Barton, and Rachel St. Clair whom he loved dearly. He was a very devoted husband and hands-on father. His beliefs in God were exhibited by his caring and support for his dear family and friends.
Throughout his professional career he held many accountant positions at companies including Brunswick, Newark Electronics, Leica, and AT&T where he retired. During his time at AT&T he became the only African American Senior Tax Accountant in his district, supervising many people.
St. Clair enjoyed jazz and blues and could be found snapping his fingers to Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf. He enjoyed bowling and was in a bowling league. The joy of life was spending time with his family and close friends chatting on the phone with his buddies and eating good southern style breakfast. His mother-in-law was known to make his favorite soul food dish chicken and dressing, collard greens with homemade dinner rolls and German chocolate cake.
He was preceded in death by his sister Romie Carver uncle Goldsborough Flowers, his parents. He is survived by his wife Dorothy K Barton his daughters; Jennifer S Barton, (Jamie F Mason), Rachel S Barton, nephews; John Thomas, Sr. (Lil Thomas), Godson, Christopher Jerome Adams (CJ), Goddaughters, Tamera steel, Audrey steel Banks, Laila, Laani, and Brooklyn Collins, and a host of relatives and friends. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~Funeral Director