Donald Huston

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Donald Dean Huston, 78, of Jackson passed away Jan. 28, 2010, at his home, after a lingering illness.

He was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Mattoon, Ill., to Charles F. and Clara "Maude" Smith Huston.

He and Audrey Bridges-Dover were married Sept. 3, 1989.

Don was a 1951 graduate of McCray Dewey High School in Troy, Ill. After high school, he did carpentry work with his father and brother. He then joined the U.S. Navy, serving from Jan. 27, 1955, to Jan. 26, 1957.

He was employed 30 years as a supervisor of operations in St. Louis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1989.

In addition to his loving wife, Audrey, Don is survived by two stepsons; Eddie and Scott Dover, both of Jackson; two stepdaughters, Amy (Jeff) Ressel of Scott City, Robin (Brian) Bench of Rolla, Mo.; and seven stepgrandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, Chester (Thelma) Huston of Troy; two nephews, Dean (Teresa) Huston of Freeburg, Ill., Stan (Vivian) Huston of Troy; two nieces, Marcy (John) Hardwick of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Tona (Rick) Walker of Troy; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

At Don's request, there will be no services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to VNA Hospice.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.