Keith Barton

Profile Updated: August 25, 2018
Keith Barton
Class Year: 1971
Residing In: TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Kay Drake (her mother was the first person you saw as you walked into Sam Stein's.
Occupation: Retired - US NAVY 10 years, Greenville PD 6 years, FBI Special Agent 20 years
Children: Benjamin, lives in Idaho, b 1977
Elaine, lives in California, b 1984
they gave us three granddaughters More…--
and now a grandson born June 2018
Military Service: US NAVY - Cryptologic Technician "O" Branch  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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We moved to Bartlett, TN in 1987 and plan to stay here. Although, I would like to move to Idaho!

In the Navy, I lived in London, England for three years, Homestead, Florida for two years, Pensacola about a year, and Gaeta, Italy for three years (home port for the 6th fleet flagship).

Current hobby is amateur radio - KT4EP, Extra class license.

I was in the River City Concert Band for 11 years, under the direction of Sidney McKay. I no longer play. My last mentor was Arthur Lehman of the US Marine Band, euphonium soloist. I've never heard anyone play the cornet or trumpet like Bob Cheatham from the Greenville days.

I'm the editor of the magazine, CRYPTOLOG, for the US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association, www.usncva.org

School Story:

We moved to Greenville, March of 1966; why my parents couldn't wait until the end of the school year, I do not know. Bob Cheatham, band director at Solomon didn't know what to do with me so he stuck me in a practice room during rehearsals. My best memories of GHS were of the band program. My favorite teachers were Sidney McKay, Nell Thomas, Mr Pullen, and Ms Cole (Emma? I think). Sadly, as a Greenville police officer, I was called to Ms Cole's home the day her son found her passed away in her car in her driveway. I still have my Rubank study books where Sidney McKay critiqued my playing.

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May 1970, Greenville High School band uniform
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January 1970, on the Greenville High stage
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Solomon Jr High Band Uniforms, me on the left, brother Gary on the right, 1967 ??
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Gibraltar, 1979
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Playing in a Tuba Christmas concert (red shirt) Dec 2009, Wolfchase Mall, Memphis
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Today, March 15th, is former GHS band directorSidney McKay's 78th birthday.

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Feb 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM

I'm the editor of the Navy Veteran organization magazine, the CRYPTOLOG. www.usncva.org    I'm going through the obituaries for the spring issue and just found Tommy's  obituary to be printed in our upcoming issue.  Weird, I told Tommy I was a CT but he never told me what he did in the Navy.

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South of Flagstaff, holding Mattie who passed away not long ago
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May 1970, Greenville High School band uniform
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January 1970, on the Greenville High stage
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Solomon Jr High Band Uniforms, me on the left, brother Gary on the right, 1967 ??
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Gibraltar, 1979
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1st grade, Memphis, 1959
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Playing in a Tuba Christmas concert (red shirt) Dec 2009, Wolfchase Mall, Memphis
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South of Flagstaff, holding Mattie who passed away not long ago
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