Charlie Barton was born and raised in Maryville. He graduated from Maryville High School and received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1975. He worked as a contract employee to the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge TN for 36 years until his retirement in April 2013. Charlie is an active member of Maryville First United Methodist Church where he married Barbara in 1974. He volunteers with Blount County Habitat for Humanity and is a co-founder and volunteer with the No One Dies Alone Program at Blount Memorial Hospital. He has served for as a COMPASSion Counseling Ambassador since 2017.