Louis "Bodie" F. Staton, 87 - Grantsville

Louis "Bodie" F. Staton, 87, of Grantsville, West Virginia, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born April 20, 1927 at Wadsworth Hospital in Medina County, Ohio, the son of the late Maynard "Bud" Staton and the late Natalie Iuppenlatz.

Louis was an employee of B.F. Goodrich, working at plants in Ohio, California and West Virginia before retiring after more than 30 years with the company. He was a graduate of The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago in the early 1950s. He attended Sharon Center High School, Sharon Center, Ohio, and graduated from Carson Long Military Academy, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, in 1945.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1945-47 and received the World War II Victory Medal. In the late '60s and early '70s, he was a member of the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department. In his retirement years, he enjoyed spending time with his friends including Denny Dickson, Robert Marks and Carl Frymeyer and playing with his grandchildren. In his retirement years, hobbies included playing the organ, building guitars and developing plans for house renovations and expansion.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Linda Wright Staton; two sons, Michael Staton of Henderson, Nevada, and Paul Staton of Calhoun County, West Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Larry Newton, of Beverly, Ohio; three grandsons, Landon Staton, Hadon Staton and Liam Staton all of Grantsville; four granddaughters, Nicci Morelli of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Quinn Goff of Charlotte, North Carolina, Vanessa Newhart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Hailey Staton of Grantsville; one great-grandson, Griffin Goff of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Steven Staton of Doylestown, Ohio; one sister, Emmilyne Lorenz of Doylestown, Ohio, and a cousin, Gloria Kelly of Akron, Ohio.

Burial is set for Saturday, February 14, noon, at Goodnight Cemetery, Sugar Camp Road, Calhoun County. A New Life Celebration hailing Louis's new life in Heaven will be held in the Grantsville firehouse following the burial.

Stump Funeral Home Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.