Ralph Stanley Staton, 65, of Hendersonville, NC, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, NC, he was the son of the late Frank and Hattie Lytle Staton.
He retired after 40 years as a masonry contractor. He was well-known as the ìGravy Makerî for Old Timey Day at the Curb Market. He was currently employed with Partnership Properties in the maintenance department.
A very active member of Fruitland United Methodist Church, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and was involved in many activities for the past 23 years. He served the Lord on three mission trips to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Mexico.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Elaine Duncan Staton of Hendersonville; three children, Gail Lance and husband, Charles, and Michael Staton and wife, Amy, all of Hendersonville; and Deborah Staton and fiancÈ, Joe Zbrzezny of Campobello, SC; four grandsons, Johnathon Lance, Brandon Lance, Jordan Staton, and Cameron McCraw; five brothers and sisters, JoEllen Stepp, Frankie Allison, Bob Staton, Rachel Reynolds, and Terry Staton; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Fruitland United Methodist Church. Pastor Jerry Warren will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Fruitland United Methodist Church General Fund, 66 S. Mills Gap Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
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