Barton Segal Death – Cause of Death – 72 year old Barton Segal of Oxford, Mississippi passed away from complications related to COVID-19. He died on Tuesday, 16th of November 2021 at Oxford Rehabilitation and Health Center. Barton was born on the 6th of December 1949 in Memphis to Maurice and Renee Segal. Barton will be remembered by many as the projectionist at the famed Hoka Theatre.
His obituary states that Barton worked at movie theatres, first at Fare 4 Theater in Memphis and then in 1976 at Ron Shapiroʼs legendary literary hangout for writers like Barry Hannah and Willie Morris, The Hoka Theatre in Oxford, where he booked the films, ran the ticket office, and was the projectionist.
According to his obituary, Barton is survived by his siblings, Gordon Segal of the Dominican Republic, Robbie Segal and his wife Sally Segal of Memphis, Tennessee, Rana Segal Rochat and her husband Philippe Rochat of Atlanta, and his nieces and nephews, Carey Channing and her husband Zach Channing of Fort Lauderdale, Cleo Rochat of Nashville, and Pablo Rochat of Atlanta.
Memorials in Barton Segalʼs memory may be made to the Oxford Film Festival. Services will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 19, 2021 at Beth Sholom Cemetery.
The Local Voice said in a tweet; “Obituary: Barton Segal, December 6, 1949-November 16, 2021. Barton Segal of Oxford, Mississippi died on Tuesday from complications related to COVID-19. Barton is fondly remembered by many as the projectionist at the famed Hoka Theatre.”
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