Robert William Mathelious Barton II, passed away on July 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born to Reginald Barton and Lanette McAfee in Oakland, California on December 24, 1987. Robert, affectionately known as “Bobby” or “Rob” to family and friends, and his younger surviving brothers, Reginald “RJ” Barton of San Diego and Richard “Ricky” Barton of Las Vegas were a part of an active-duty navy family. He started life in the San Francisco Bay Area. His family then moved to San Diego, Guam (where he received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion), Hawaii, Korea, where he and his brother Reginald received the Sacrament of Confirmation and then Japan where he served as his brother Richard’s Confirmation sponsor.
As a student at Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokusuka, Japan, Robert was an accomplished athlete and lettered in football, basketball and track. Upon graduation in 2006, he attended Nicholls University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It was at this time that he discovered Trance Music. His passion for music built a loving community of friends centered on the concept of PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity and Respect) that he considered family.
Robert worked as a Project Coordinator and was passionate about affecting the most positive changes in people. Always, the avid athlete, Robert died, as he lived, always striving to improve himself mentally, physically and spiritually. He had a strong appetite for adventure, travel and fully appreciated every experience. He was an adored member of his family, a treasured friend and just a beautiful human being, who left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. This world is a better place because Robert was here.
In addition to his parents and brothers, Robert is survived by his Great Grandmother, Mattie Laverne McAfee; Grandfathers Ricardo McAfee and Robert Barton; Great-Great Aunt Rita (Uncle Cal); Great Uncles Winston McAfee (Aunt Minnie), Darnell “Donnie” Bergeron (Aunt Bev), Robert “Bobby” Bergeron and Edeze “Tony” Bergeron’ Aunts Chante Lugo-Wrecke (Uncle Brennan), Robbie Barton and Heather Barton; Niece Ma’Laynah Barton; Cousin Anita Lewis, Harold Lewis (Shannon Lewis), Christopher Lewis (Tamisha Lewis), Alvia Lewis, Cynthia LeFore, Malcolm Johnson, Victor Johnson, Brandon Harris, Braxton Harris, Rhyann Johnson, Edeze Bergeron IV, Lonnie Bergeron, Cassandra Bergeron, Robert Darnell Bergeron, Crista Young (Devron Young), Sharles Kelley (Steven Kelley), Christopher Kelley and Kaitlyn Kelley.