Richard James Barta

August 11, 2019

Richard James Barta, 73, passed away on August 3, 2019. He was born on November 15, 1945, in LaGrange, TX to Gladys and Ladik Barta, both deceased.

He was raised in Houston, TX. He married his loving wife, Brenda, on March 26, 1983. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Barta, and they just celebrated 36 years of marriage this year. He is also survived by his son, Jonathan Barta (wife, Donna) and their children, Jonathan Jr. and Jacob Barta of Cabot, Arkansas. He is also survived by his stepson, Ryan Prasek and his children, Trenton and Tanner Prasek along with his stepdaughter, Nicole Burkhalter (husband, Nick) and their children, Braden and Bree Burkhalter of Pensacola, FL.

He began his long career in the bag business in Houston at Bemis Company. He then went to St. Regis in Houston as a customer service manager and was soon transferred to Pensacola, FL in 1992. From there he transitioned to Smurfit Stone Container then the company name changed to Graphic Packaging where he retired from. He loved golfing, fishing, and working out in his yard. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He always enjoyed attending every function involving his kids and grandkids. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Duane Myers Sunday School Class.

Since there will be no graveside service, the family requests in lieu of flowers to make a donation in his memory to The American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association or any charity of your choosing.

Funeral services were held at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home on Friday, August 9, 2019.

The service was officiated by Reverend Theodore Bowne.

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