William Henry Staton Sr.
William Henry Staton, Sr. Age: 89 • Churchville William Henry Staton, Sr., 89, of Churchville, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville. He was born in Amherst on December 9, 1926, and was a son of the late William Smiley and Nancy Diane (Hughes) Staton. William was a farmer and had worked at Blue Ridge Lumber in Waynesboro. He loved gardening, sharing vegetables with his family, playing music, listening to bluegrass gospel music, attending family gatherings and following NASCAR He was united in marriage on September 11, 1951 to Coleldia Staton, who preceded him in death on May 22, 2001. He is survived by four daughters, Barbara Simon and husband Albert, of Lenoir City, TN, Patricia Bartley and husband Mike, of Churchville, Betty Hevener and husband Gaylon, of Staunton, and Susan Kestner, of Stuarts Draft; a son, William Staton, Jr. and wife Rachel, of Keezletown; a daughter-in-law Lottie Staton, of Staunton; two sisters, Madeline Smith and husband James, of Madison Heights and Leanna Raglane and husband Ogha, of Shipman; two brothers, Frank Staton, of Madison Heights and Tommy Staton, of Amherst. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Elmer Wayne Staton; three brothers, Alford, Massie, and Barnard Staton; and two sisters, Gladys Wright and Lorene Staton. A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 21, 2016 with Rev. Darren Howdyshell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Churchville Rescue Squad, PO Box 608, Churchville, VA 24421. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .
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