Leon W. Barton Jr., 88 of Northport, died April 24 at Togus Veterans Hospital in Augusta with his loving wife by his side. He was born July 18, 1924, in Lincolnville, the son of Leon W. Barton Sr. and Dorothy Mahoney. He was a graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast. He was also a member of the U.S. Army serving in World War II during the Normandy invasion and landed on Omaha Beach. Leon received numerous honors including the Battle Star and Purple Heart. Leon was an avid farmer and held many positions in the Town of Northport. He owned the Blue Goose for more than 10 years and was a member of Excelsior Lodge 151, Belfast American Legion and a charter member of Northport VFW Post 6131.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy of Northport; daughters Leone Harriman of Northport, Cheryl McCauley of Swanville and Vickie Knowlton of Northport; sons Leon C. Barton of Northport, Fred Barton of Farmington and Fern Barton of Northport; sister Carolyn Berry of Summerfield, Fla., and brother Ed Beckett of Waldo; a very special grandson, Gatlin Knowlton of Northport; granddaughters Shelly Prescott, Melissa Staples, Jessica Ward, Tina Cook, Crystal Barton and Kelli Stark; six great grandchildren Dominic Williams, Cody Williams, Avery Kreamer, Kyle Barton, Nicholas Staples and MacKenzie Cook and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.