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Michael D. Barta

1956 - 2010

Michael D. “Sporty” Barta died Nov. 27, 2010 in San Marco, Texas. He was born May 13, 1956 in Cresco, Iowa to Donald Victor and Nancy Adrienne Barta.
Raised in Arizona, Mr. Barta spent 15 years in Payson, where he trucked for Stuart Jones and Lanny Floyd. He then continued his trucking career in Alaska for 16 years.
Mr. Barta enjoyed riding and repairing motorcycles, competition shooting, hunting and fishing. While fishing in Alaska, he caught a 75-pound salmon and a 125-pound halibut.
He was happiest when spending time with his family and his son, Hunter.
Mr. Barta died while deer hunting in San Marcos, Texas, where he had lived for two years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Barta; and his brother, Timothy Barta.
He is survived by his son, Hunter Barta; father, Donald Barta; sister, Victoria Barta Shreeve; sister-in-law, Toni Barta; as well as aunts and uncles.
Services are pending.