Barton L. “Burton” Rye, age 55, died Sunday, August 21, 2011 at his home in Lee.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with burial at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at the funeral home.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a faithful servant of the Lord.
He retired from VSU and was a active member of Beulah Baptist Church where he assisted the Pastor. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Bennett Rye; one daughter, Leann Wirick (Shannon) of Lee; four sons, Barton Rye, Jr. (Mitzi) of Sopchoppy, Mike Woods (Wendy) of Tifton, Ga., Johnny Woods (Leslie) of Lenox, Ga., and Donnie Woods of Lenox, Ga.; two sisters, Betty Hunter (William) of Vero Beach and Belinda Chason (Carlos) of Tallahasssee; two brothers, Bobby Rye (Annette) and Benny Rye (Lonette) both of Lee; and eight grandchildren, Shan, Victoria, Stetson, Ada, Kegan, Melanna, Nathan, and Abigail.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Berry and Myrtice Rye.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 52, Lee, Florida 32059.