Noel C. Staton, 78, of Grantsburg, died at 1:53 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013, at his home.
Noel had served in the United States Army, was a lifetime member of the VFW in Metropolis and was a member of the American Legion Post #306 in Metropolis. Noel was a retired truck driver and diesel mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith.
Noel is survived by his wife, Beverly Keen Staton; two sons, Kevin Staton (wife Vicki) of Oswego, IL, Ray Allen Staton of Aurora, IL; one grandson, Noah Staton of Oswego, IL; six sisters, Joan Carrell (husband Bill) of Metropolis, Judy Schmersey (husband Paul) of Fort Worth, TX, Susan Hansen of Stephenson, MI, Rhonda Phelps (husband George) of New Columbia, IL, Norma Bradlou of Sarasota, FL, Linda Leek (husband Jeff) of Hopkinsville, KY; one brother, David (wife Linda) of Waxahachie, TX.
Preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Carson Staton; parents, Clyde and Freda Henderson Staton; three brothers, Carl, Clifford (Duke) and Dale Staton.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Rev. Frank Forthman will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Grantsburg. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #306 in Metropolis and by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail Team. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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