HUSTON, Clifton T. 94, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Midvale, OH, on Jan. 5, 1920, he came here in 1925, where he graduated from St. Petersburg High Sch-ool in 1937. Clifton entered the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII at an advanced rank due to his extensive and working knowledge of engines. He served 4 years in the Pacific, his ship was the LST66. Clifton and his brother, Jim, were well known masonry contractors in this area. He was a life member of the Wyoming Antelope Club, a member of the Independent order of Oddfellows and a Baptist. He was a devoted husband and family man, master marksman, having won many trophies internationally, a renowned gunsmith, avid fisherman and an extraordinary story teller in the Huston tradition. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Kathaleen "Kitty" Huston; and sister, Frances Petry. He is survived by son, Clifton A. 'Chip' (Martine) Huston; and great-grandson, Jackson Durham; son, Charles E. 'Chuck' (VJ) Huston; and grandson, Tristan; a brother, Glenn M. 'Jim' (Irene) Huston; four nieces; and a multitude of friends. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 5 pm, at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, 2201 Dr. M.L.K. Street North. Donations may be made in his name to
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 19, 2014