Jesse Moore Barton, Jr.

March 3, 2018

Jesse Moore Barton, Jr, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away on March 3, 2018 just weeks before his ninety-fifth birthday. He lived life to the fullest and his family was at his side prior to his passing.

Jesse was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, son of the late Jesse Moore Barton Sr. and Elizabeth Mitinger Barton.  He was a long-time resident of Charleston, WV and Bristol VA before moving to Charlotte five years ago to be closer to family. 

 Jesse is survived by his wife, Ann Peavler Barton of Charlotte; daughters, Suzanne Ohl and her husband, Matthew of Charlotte and Eileen de Ocampo and her husband, Vincent of Bend, OR; his grandchildren, Katy Ohl Moore and her husband, John, Sara Ohl, Christopher Ohl, all of Charlotte and Christian and Caroline de Ocampo of Bend, OR.

Jesse served as a staff sergeant in US Army in the Pacific during WWII.  He then graduated from Bethany College in Bethany WV and Northwestern University where he received his Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology. He moved to Johnson City, TN where he met his future wife Ann and then relocated to Charleston WV where he was the director of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Charleston Memorial and St Francis Memorial Hospitals. Jesse served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston and was also a professor of speech communications at Morris Harvey College where he touched many student’s lives. 

A memorial service will be held in the Frances Chapel of Myers Park United Methodist Church on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Memorials be made to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501, Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. 


Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Patty Fulton

    Jesse and Ann were special friends we shared time together in Johnson City. My late husband, Dr. Lyman Fulton, and I missed them after they moved to Charlotte. Please know the family of this remarkable gentleman is in my thoughts and prayers, and I have sent word to Peggy Wallace, another friend who often thinks of Jesse and Ann.