Donald E. Uselton
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Donald E. "Don" Uselton, 76, of rural Brookston, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital. Born March 2, 1937 in Eldorado, IL, he was the son of the late Logan and Murley (Wood) Uselton. Don was previously married to Alice Heiny. His second marriage was on December 5, 1983 in Lafayette to Jill Schroyer and she survives. Don had served in the United States Navy for four years and then in the United States Coast Guard for eighteen years, retiring in 1977 after serving a total of twenty two years. He was a member of East Tipp Baptist Church where he enjoyed spending time with his church family, Disabled American Veterans, AM Vets, Gideon's International, NRA, and the Indiana Fox Trotter's Association. Don enjoyed working with horses, camping, target practice, rabbit hunting, but more importantly, spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving with his wife, Jill, are his four children, Darrel Uselton (wife, Leigh) of Gulfport, MS, Kenneth Usleton (wife, Lewana) of Frankfort, Donald Uselton of Clarks Hill, and Jana Howell (husband, Tim) of Grand Ridge, FL, one sister, June Kerr (husband, Hank) of Lafayette, two brothers, Kelley Uselton (wife, Mollie) of Harrisburg, IL, and Larry Uselton (wife, Vickie) of Shawneetown, IL, 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by 4 infant brothers, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Visitation from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until the 2:00 p.m. service Wednesday at Simplicity Funeral Care with Pastor Ross Terry officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Creek Cemetery near Brookston with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com
Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2014