Glenn L. Barton Jr.

Born: 06/02/1952 Passed:

Glenn L. Barton Jr.

Glenn L. Barton Jr., fondly known as the “White Buffalo” passed away September 26, 2016 at the age of 64.  He was born June 2, 1952 in Canton, Ohio and was a graduate of Canton South High School Class of 1969 and graduated from Bowling Green University in three years where he was offered a scholarship to play football.  He owned and operated a landscape business in Naples, Florida.  Glenn was interested in native American history.  His travels took him to South Dakota where he connected with the Lakota tribe was bestowed with the name “White Buffalo” which he went on to use later in life.  The joy of his life was his family, including his sons, Cody, Tracy and Christopher and grandchildren.  He will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind, generous and loving man.

He is survived by his sons, Cody (Jessica) Barton of Mobile, AL, Tracy (Samantha) Haygood of Bishop, GA and Christopher (Kayla) Hodges of Camden, AR; grandchildren, Evangeline Haygood, Talluhah Rue Haygood, Marlee Hodges and Julius Hodges; father, Glenn L. Barton Sr.; stepmother, Shirley Barton of Englewood, FL; sister, Debra L. Braun of Canton, OH; step-brothers, Mike (Rhonda) O’Bradovich of Canton, OH and Greg (Angela) O’Bradovich of Canton, OH; nephew, Kirk Barton Jr. of Columbus, OH and niece, Kasey Proehle of Indiana.

Glenn is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Barton and his brother, Kirk D. Barton.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no public services are planned.  Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at

Heritage Cremation Society



4 Tributes to Glenn L. Barton Jr.

  1. Susan Deitrick says:

    Brigette, Kasey, & Kirk,
    Sorry to hear about your death of the infamous “White Buffalo”.
    Praying for you and all the family as you try to process such a
    profound loss. Thinking of such a strong yet docile and insightful
    man, and all he allowed himself to investigate and discover within
    himself, the Native American quest and depth of spirituality and
    wisdom about all of life. He could not have lived long enough to
    bequeath all that he held within. His death is a staggering reminder
    of the power of one life to stand for right, justice, and the simple, refreshing sharing of love as the greatest gift possible. May that, if nothing else, bring healing and challenge to each who loved this man, and the thirst to make right in life where so much keeps driving people to denial and apathy. God bless us all!

  2. WAYNE J. KEREKES says:

    I am very saddened by my high school captains passing. I remember all the great times we shared on the field and in school. I am sure all of you had many wonderful memories and great times together. He was never stopped on 3rd or 4th and one. I will always remember CAPTAIN BEN. GOD BLESSED all of us knowing him.

  3. Deloris Angeli says:

    “White Buffalo” was such a gentle giant. He would come to Plant Et Art in Canton, Ohio to buy sage to help others cleanse their homes & lives. Glenn was always a gentleman.

    I am sorry for your loss.

    See you on the other side “White Buffalo”!!!


  4. Patti Reich says:

    Debra and family I am so sorry to hear of Benjys passing. I will always remember the three of us iin key west.the good times. Call me 330 581 2166. Love and prayers to all

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