GARTON, RONALD LEE "MERCY" - Howell County, Missouri | RONALD LEE "MERCY" GARTON - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Ronald Lee "Mercy" GARTON

Willow Springs City Cemetery
Howell County,
Missouri

Jan 26, 1954
Jan 31, 2019

Mr. Ronald Lee “Mercy” Garton, a resident of West Plains, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, while at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Born January 26, 1954 to Max Herbert and Agnes Lucille (Sherrell) Garton in Willow Springs, MO, he was 65 years old.
Ronald grew up in Willow Springs, and attended the schools here, graduating with the Class of 1972. While he was a senior in high school, he also went to a trade school in West Plains where he learned to lay block and brick as well as other aspects of the building trade. He was employed at SRC (Springfield Remanufacturing Company) as a parts inspector for 12-14 years. He also worked at the Trophy Plant in Willow Springs as a sander. In later years, he painted parts at the Sheltered Industries Workshop in Pomona. He was an active member of the Pomona Church of Christ and attended services faithfully until his health began to fail. Ronnie liked to spend his free time collecting horse figurines and loved listening to country music. It has been said he especially loved to play cards, and he would “cheat” every chance he had. He adored spending time with family, particularly his nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Mr. Garton is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Shirley Spaulding; a nephew, Doug Burchett, and stepfather, Clinton Coatney.
He is survived by his brother, Kenneth “Butch” Garton and his wife, Marge of Mission, TX; his sister, Sue Colter of Houston, MO; and his sister, Pam Bennett of Willow Springs. Further surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Garton will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Willow Funeral Home, LLC with visitation immediately preceding at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with Pastor Bobby Spencer officiating. Interment will be at the Willow Springs City Cemetery.

Contributed on 4/15/21 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 4/15/21 • Approved: 4/15/21 • Last Updated: 4/18/21 • R827475-G0-S3

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