Donald E. Litton, 90, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born on June 11, 1929, in Oneida, TN. On December 19, 1948, he married his soulmate, Francine. They were blessed to celebrate 71 years of marriage recently. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church, Greeneville, TN, and attended as long as his health permitted.
Don was a very faithful man… loving his wife, family, God and country beyond measure. He was a very humble man, a role model, an anchor and a constant source of encouragement to all of us. He was retired from the US Army, with 24 years of service, attaining the rank of Sergeant Major. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Good conduct medal (6th award), National Defense Service medal, World War II victory medal, Master Air crewman’s badge and the Presidential Service badge. Don and his family were especially proud of his service with the U.S. Army Executive Flight Detachment, in which he served Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Don also retired from The Prince William County Virginia Sheriff’s Department, as a Sergeant prior to moving to Greeneville.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Francine. His daughters, Cheryl (Edward) Shelton, Kathy ( Rick) Younce, Lisa (Tim) Belcher, and his son, Hal (Karen) Litton. Eight grandchildren: Elizabeth Eminisor, Kristi Younce, Mike Younce, Tara Litton, Jeb Litton, Kendall Litton, Ryan Litton and Jordan Rosenbaum. Eight great-grandchildren, Adam Eminisor, Tyler Younce, Caleb and Avery Dhanraj, Xander, Mariah, Morgan and Hunter Litton. One great, great, granddaughter, Tara.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Clatterbuck officiating. Committal service will follow in the Hazel Valley Memorial Cemetery in Oneida, TN with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Donald Litton, to:
The Hazel Valley Old Cemetery Fund
C/O Ginny Douglas
312 Douglas Lane
Oneida, TN 37841
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Donald E. Litton.