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Originally published: 2013-10-07 08:42:57
Last modified: 2013-10-07 08:43:42

Russell Douglas Staton

Russell Douglas Staton, 60 of Biggerstaff Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Staton was a son of the late Russell and Jean Howell Staton.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Pittman Staton; a son, Derrick Staton, and wife, Merina, of Spruce Pine; two daughters, Dayna Shipman, and husband, Eric, of Marion, and Renae Pittman and husband, Rodney, of Spruce Pine; three brothers, Darrell Staton and wife, Linda, of Fayetteville, Donnie Staton and wife, Pam, of Spruce Pine, and Danny Staton and wife, Sandra, of Spruce Pine. Doug was blessed with five precious grandchildren, Dylan Ledford, Daisy Shipman, Cole Shipman, Faith Ledford, and Alli Grace Pittman.

He worked for Parkway Auto Parts for 25 years. Staton attended Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. He was known for his expertise in the auto parts business and was an avid hunter.

A graveside service will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Henline – Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Staton Family.

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