Ervin Felton

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ervin Felton

MARION, Ill. -- Ervin Felton, 82, of Marion died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Parkway Manor of Marion.

He was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Chicago to Walter Ervin and Agnes LeClair Felton. He and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Holder were married Feb. 4, 1956. She preceded him in death March 21, 1976.

Ervin was a machinist for Alcatel-Lucent Telephone Co.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and Cuban Missile Crisis.

Survivors include a son, David (Kim) Felton of Pittsburg, Ill.; a daughter, Carolyn Swartos of Marion; a brother-in-law, Everett (Mary Lee) Holder of Scott City; a brother, Gordon Felton of Plainsfield, Ill.; two sisters, Gloria Meier of Dallas and Sylvia Smith of Plainsfield; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Stan Serati officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Memorial Cemetery in Scott City with full military honors.