Hector J. Barron Sr

April 18, 1935October 2, 2011

Hector Joseph Barron, Sr., 76 of Fairmont City, Illinois, born April 18, 1935 in East St. Louis, Illinois passed from this life on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Hector was the founder of Barron and Associates in Collinsville, Illinois and was a member of the Board of Directors of Fine Labs Inc. in Piedmont, Missouri. He was an active member of the Hispanic Community and received numerous awards for his contributions, the most recent being in April of this year the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, having served that organization two years as president and two years as chairman. Hector’s dedication as an accountant and tax preparer was rewarded by the great respect that was afforded by the multiple generations of his clients. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and member of the American Legion Post 961, Fairmont City, Illinois. Mr. Barron enjoyed the outdoors, a good Cardinals game, but most of all he enjoyed a good cigar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antelmo and Ramona, nee Riviera, Barron, a son Hector J. Barron Jr., and his first wife Doris Hemken, nee Rogers.

Surviving are his children, Michael (Cindy) Barron, of Shiloh, Illinois, Mona (Andrew) Maupin of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Margaret Barron of Fairmont City, Illinois, Michelle (Ernest) Newton of Brea, Kentucky, and Krista (Richard) Daniels of Granite City, Illinois, ten grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin, Melissa (Andy), Conrad, Elizabeth, Barron, Amanda, Jacob, and Hector. two great grandchildren, Hunter and Landon, two brothers, Carlos (Shirley) Barron of Belleville, Illinois and Joseph (Mary Lou) Barron of Granite City, Illinois, three sisters, Marie Dolores Johnson of Fairmont City, Illinois, Elvira Barron of Belleville, Illinois, and Dianna Barron of Collinsville, his second wife, Dorothy Barron, nee Sikora, of Granite City, Illinois, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family would like to thank Eileen for all her help.

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Expressions of condolences may be expressed

Upon the family’s request cremation was to be held with inurnment in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois. Lake View Funeral Home


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October 19, 2011

To the wonderful family of Hector Barron,
My heart goes out to all of you...what a loss. Thank you for allowing me to also be a part of his life. What a gorgeous individual. Luck me to have known him:) I will never forget him. May the beautiful memories of Hector always be with all of you!!!!! XXOO Julie RN

Barbara Norbury-Smith

October 16, 2011

Dear Krista,

I am so sorry for your loss. I never actually met you, but I heard a lot about you years ago when I worked with your lovely mother at Scherck,Stein & Franc. Your father used to prepare taxes for my late brother, Bob, who always had wonderful things to say about your father. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Fred Woods

October 14, 2011


I'm so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you in this time of sorry. May He shine His contenance on you and bring you peace. The Lord be with you.

Kathleen Polka-Stuart

October 13, 2011

Mike, Mona, Margie, Shelly, Krista and family -
I'm so sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I know he will be missed. I hope the memories and good times you shared with him will bring you comfort during your times of sadness and loneliness.

Rest in peace Uncle Hector and say hello to my mom for me. :)

Juanita Castillo

October 12, 2011

Krista I'm so sorry for your loss my sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Sheri Sheils

October 11, 2011

My Dearest Elvira, please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of your brother. May God surround you and your family with his limitless love. May he comfort you and give you a peace that passes all understanding, and may he fill your empty hearts with wonderful memories of Hector.

Row family

October 11, 2011

Krista and family, I am so sorry for your loss!! Your dad will be missed! I have know him since I was little he would come to our house to do our taxes and he we still go to the office to get them done. Your dad was such a great man!! Our town will not be the same without him. Again, i am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with all of you. The Row family Collinsville IL

Henry & Helen Besher

October 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Denny Rittenhouse

October 10, 2011

Mike and the rest of Barron family,

Sorry for your loss. A warm spot in my heart from his kindness. I have some great memories from my youth of his kindness, taking us camping, coaching, or letting us hang out at the house so much...prayers to you and yours.

Mayor Raymond Muniz

October 10, 2011

Hector was truly a special man. Growing up he was one of my fathers closest childhood friends. As a little boy many of my fondest memories growing up were spent playing with the Barron kids. Hector and Doris were my bother Mikeiel's Godparents.

Sadly our families drifted apart following the death of your brother Joey and later my father. Which brings me to a very special story of who Hector was and how he felt about friendships.

It was 1995 and nearly 20 years had passed since I had spoken to Hector. I was starting a business and was in need of tax advice I had hired and fired several costly accountants who seemed to be more interested in billing me than in setting up my business. One day I passed Hectors office in Collinsville and decide to call him. When I got back to my office I picked up the phone and made the call. When Hector answered the other end and I told him who I was he replied with a soft compassionate "Hello old Friend"

Not only did he help me set up the business but he referred several clients to me.

To me that story not only embodies Hector's life but it embodies a time and place that is sadly fading. Those of us from Fairmont City know what I am speaking of.

The world is a sadder place today without you Hector but all of us are richer for having you as part of our lives. You touched us all deeply and will be missed by all.