Elton Stinson, Jr., 72, of Center, Texas passed away on January 23, 2019 in Center. He was born on November 17, 1946 in Austin, Texas to Elton M. Stinson, Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Stinson.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Elton grew up in Waco, Texas before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps following graduation. After returning home, Elton moved to Center where he met Edith Crouch. On July 31, 1976, the two were joined in marriage. Elton was a lover of the outdoors, and he enjoyed fishing very much. He also liked building model planes, extending his knowledge through watching documentaries and was an avid reader. One of Elton’s great passions were classic cars. When he and Edith met, he owned a 1967 GTO that he cared for like his own child. A devoted husband and father, Elton treasured each and every second spent with his wife and children.
Elton is survived by his beloved wife, Edith Stinson; son, Elton Stinson, III; daughter, Michelle Hetherington and husband, Kevin; brothers, David Stinson and Douglas Stinson; grandchildren, Eric Ard and fiancé, Cassie Gulley, Ashley Poindexter and husband, Dakota, Jimmy Hetherington and wife, Lacy; and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elton and Elizabeth Stinson and sister, Margaret Holquin.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center.
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