Garth Donald Sitton Obituary

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Garth Donald "Don" Sitton

June 10, 1941 - October 24, 2013
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Mr. Garth Donald "Don" Sitton, age 72, passed away October 24, 2013, at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on June 10, 1941, to parents G.B. Sitton and Buene McLain Sitton. Mr. Sitton was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Melissa Sitton. Don is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Franki; daughters, Lee Welch and husband David, Carmel Myers and husband Jim; sons, Garth James Sitton, Grant Sitton and wife Leslie; grandchildren, Samantha Welch and Jackson Sitton; mother, Buene McLain Sitton; brother, Ronnie Sitton; nieces; a nephew; and his beloved pet yorkie, Rita. Don was the kind of...
Mr. Garth Donald "Don" Sitton, age 72, passed away October 24, 2013, at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on June 10, 1941, to parents G.B. Sitton and Buene McLain Sitton.

Mr. Sitton was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Melissa Sitton.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Franki; daughters, Lee Welch and husband David, Carmel Myers and husband Jim; sons, Garth James Sitton, Grant Sitton and wife Leslie; grandchildren, Samantha Welch and Jackson Sitton; mother, Buene McLain Sitton; brother, Ronnie Sitton; nieces; a nephew; and his beloved pet yorkie, Rita.

Don was the kind of man who never met a stranger. He graduated from Nacogdoches High School and joined the United States Navy where he served his country for six years. Upon his release he came back to Nacogdoches to attend Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with his bachelor's degree. He then went to Louisiana State University where he earned his master's. He enjoyed teaching at Panola College. In 1972, he began his career in cattle and poultry farming and continued until his illness prevented him from working.

Don was a member of GBU Hunting Club. He was smart, fun to be around, always had something good to say, and loved his family.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Nat Cemetery on FM 343 with Doug Clark offering the eulogy.

Family and friends are invited to visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Glen Anderson, Frank Mitchell, Ray Sitton, Phil Lee, Wayne Voirin, and J.D. Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Pedro, Ricardo, and Jose Guardado.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nat Cemetery Fund, 156 County Road 848, Cushing, TX 75760-5749; or Accolade Hospice, 2708 University Drive Suite #100, Nacogdoches, TX 75965-2971.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com

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"So sorry to hear that Don passed while we were traveling abroad. Brenda's father, Truman, came to know Don & Franki and enjoyed their company in the last..." Sam & Brenda Sitton (Frisco, TX)

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