Funeral Services for Arthur Joseph "A.J." Stayton, 80, of Cat Spring were held Friday, June 9,2006, at 10 a.m. from St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring with the Rev. Kevin Haug officiating. Interment was held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Cat Spring. Serving as pallbearers were William Hegemeyer, Bob Martinak, Daniel Cerny, Gene Barcak, Jon Zientek, Richard Keating, Alan Chandler and Larry Sodek. Honorary pallbearers; Earl Wolchik, Wilfred Eckardt, S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 88 Men's Club, PoL.K.ofA. Chapter 1 and C.T.S. Fan Club. Born in Jackson County, Texas, A.J. was the son of Arthur Joseph Stayton, Sr. and Ethel Joines Stayton. He was raised in Laward, Texas and graduated from Laward High School. A.J. served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. On March 19, 2005, Mr. Stayton married Carol Liebscher in Cat Spring at St. John Lutheran Church. He worked 30 years for the Texas Highway Department and retired a Supervisor. A.J. was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, S.P.J.S.T. Lodge #88, Po.L.K.ofA. Chapter 1, Cade-Rothwell Masonic Lodge #1151 AF & AM, Arabian Shriners and the Central Texas Sounds Fan Club. Arthur Joseph "A.J." Stayton Jr. died Sunday, June 4, 2006 in Bellville. Survived by his wife Carol Stayton of Cat Spring; sons Melvin Arthur Stayton of Leakey, Texas, Arthur Joseph Stayton III of Houston and John DeWayne "J.D." Stayton of Houston, and 3 grandsons Blake, Arthur IV and Casey Stayton. Preceded in death by his parents Arthur Sr. and Ethel Stayton; 2 brothers Gordon and Milton Stayton, and 2 sisters Stella Kirkpatrick and Rene McHaney. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 480 Ross, Cat Spring, Texas 78933, S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 88 Scholarship Fund, 1435 Beall, Houston, Texas 77008, Shriners Hospital, 6977 Main, Houston, Texas 77037 or to the charity of your choice. Funeral Services under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville.
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