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Don M. Barron (12-17-2015)
Donald Marvin Barron,
85, died on December
12, 2015, at his home
in Farmerville. Services
were held at 10 a.m. on
16, 2015, at First Baptist
Church of Farmerville.
Officiating will be Bro.
Kurt Auger. Interment
will follow at Friendship
Visitation was from
5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December
15, at First Baptist
Church of Farmerville.
Don was born in
the youngest of seven
children of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Barron. His parents,
brothers, sisters, and wife, Miriam Gay Taylor Barron,
precede him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Diana Barron;
his son, Ron Barron and wife Gwen; and daughter Lynn
Barron. He is also survived by grandchildren Scott and
Taylor Barron, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Additionally, he is survived by step-sons Michael and
Scott Stockle and their families.
Don was a decorated Korean Conflict Veteran. In
1962 he established Farmerville Paint and Decorating,
which evolved into Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc., a
successful and well-respected construction company
operating throughout Louisiana. He was active in
Northeast Louisiana Associated General Contractors,
serving as President for two terms and on several state
and national committees. He served on the Louisiana
State Contractors Licensing Board, and was also a
founder and Chairman of the Board of D’Arbonne
Bank. He was on the Board of Heritage Financial,
Premier Bank and First National Bank. He served five
terms as an Alderman for the Town of Farmerville, the
last two as Mayor Pro Tem. He also was President of the
Industrial Development Board of Union Parish and was a
founding Board Member of D’Arbonne Country Club. In
1984, the North Delta Regional Planning & Development
agency nominated Don as Louisiana Small Business Person
of the Year.
Don was an avid pilot who enjoyed travelling. He was a
32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and a member of the Royal
Order of Jesters.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Alvin Barron, Edwin Barron,
Talton Barron, Larry Gaddis, James Barron, Richard
Barron, Barry Barron, and Floyd Walsworth. Honorary
Pallbearers are Stein Baughman, Jr., Peter Branch, Gary
Brannon, Joe Cusimano, Al Parker, Max Hearn, and Joe
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship
Cemetery Association, 900 Aldridge Circle, Ruston,
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family