OKLAHOMA CITY - NewsChannel 4 is mourning the loss of a legend in television news.
Darrell Barton, 73, passed away on Wednesday following a brief illness.
Barton served as the chief photographer for KTVY-TV from 1969 to 1983.
This vintage news promo shows Darell in 1977:
After his time at NewsChannel 4, Barton became a freelance photographer to travel the world and tell stories in Haiti, Afghanistan and the Holy Lands.
He also worked for ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, '20/20' and '48 Hours.'
Following many assignments and awards, Barton moved to a log cabin in Edmond with his wife, Marilyn.