Fred A. Staton of Delton, Mich., went to be with the Lord July 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

Fred A. Staton

Fred A. Staton of Delton, Mich., went to be with the Lord July 11, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

Fred was born July 31, 1957 in Lexington, the son of Raymond and Clara (McGowan) Staton. Fred grew up in Buena Vista and attended Rockbridge County schools. He attended college at Appalachian Bible College where he met Valerie Storm, whom he later married on Aug. 20, 1977.

They moved to Michigan where they started to build their future and family together. Fred worked at Simpson Industries (Metaldyne) in Middleville for nearly 30 years. In 1979, they welcomed their first son Ben into the world. Then later in 1982, Amy was born, followed by Jacob in 1986.

Fred enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandkids. Fred loved kids in general and he always had a special place in his heart for each kid he met. He was an avid musician and loved playing music with his two sons Ben and Jacob, as well with his brother-in-law Buzz and friend, Jerry. He also enjoyed cutting wood. He was a longtime member of Cedar Creek Bible Church, and he loved playing softball for the church league.

Fred was always a happy person and always wore a smile no matter what troubles. Anyone that ever met him, loved him, and he will be greatly missed by many people.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Val; son, Ben (Darcy) Staton; daughter, Amy (Ryan) Wallace; son,  Jacob (Jessie) Staton; and grandchildren, Carter, Cara, Cynslie and Avery. He also leaves his mother, Clara; and siblings, Wanda, Faye, Dean and Darrell. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Staton; and a baby brother.

The funeral was conducted at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Delton Friday, July 14.

Memorial contributions to the Youth Program at Cedar Creek Bible Church will be appreciated. Visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Fred’s family.

 

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