Donald Morriston

Donald Mason Morriston, 60, of Walker, W.Va. died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at CCMC Memorial Campus.

He was born May 5, 1952 in Parkersburg, to Mason and Fonda Morriston.

Don graduated from PHS class of 1970 then served as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. He was an avid WVU and Carolina Panthers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Morriston; two sons, Scott Morriston (Kristy) of Parkersburg and Doug Morriston (Susan) of Salisbury, N.C.; six grandchildren, Damian, Isaiah, Gabe, Sierra, Reagan, and Allie; his mother, Fonda Morriston of Walker, W.Va.; one sister, Darlene Shea (Pat) of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mason J. Morriston, and his beloved dog of many years, Happy.

The funeral service will be Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will follow the service at Vaught Chapel Cemetery where full military honors will be observed. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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