William Barton Lycan

December 07, 1933 - June 14, 2022

William Barton Lycan

William Barton Lycan (Barton), 88, long-time resident of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home in San Antonio, TX. Barton was born December 7, 1933 to William and Vera Lycan in Kooskia, ID.  After high school he served his country with the Navy Seabees for 4 years. He married Eva Leuellen on June 1, 1955. During their 67 years together they shared 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

He worked for RGS Engineering as a tool and die machinist for 32 years. He then worked as a maintenance mechanic for Safeway Bakery for 6 years before retiring.  Barton was an active member of Wildwood Baptist Church. He was involved with the Sunday school programs for many years and served as a Deacon since 1962.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Albert Lycan and Neal Lycan, sister Joy Davis, son Mark Lycan, and grandson Sean Lycan.

Barton is survived by his wife, Eva, daughter Connie Barton (Don), son John Lycan (Cara); grandchildren: James Barton (Jennifer), Allen Barton, Amie Wright (Trey), Thad Lycan (Erin), and Luke Lycan (Rockell); great grandchildren: Rylee, Katie, Sean, Bria, Khloe, Everett, Grayson, Kimber, and a great grandson arriving in September.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at 12:30 PM, at the Wildwood Baptist Church , 4827 East 20th, Joplin, M0., 64801.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made to the Wildwood Baptist Church Building Fund.