Thursday, May 5, 2011

Marion Buck Calton, 86, of Cassville, passed away on May 1, 2011, at his home. He was born in Barry County at "Tom Town" south of Verona, on Jan. 10, 1925, the son of Marion Elby and Ethel Roberta Calton. After graduating from Verona High School, he was inducted into the Army where he became a member of the Eighth Air Force, 100th Bomb Group stationed in England.

In 1946, he enrolled at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as the University of Missouri at Rolla. he married Margaret "Peggy" Carey, on Christmas day in 1947 at the King's Prairie Methodist Church. After graduating college in 1950, with a degree in metallurgical engineering, he was employed with Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Ill.

After retiring from Caterpillar in 1980, he and Peggy moved back to Barry County. In 1991, they moved to Cassville. Together they were avid golfers and took part in many organizations such as the American Legion, Golden Harvest Club, Ozark Festival Orchestra, Barry County Museum and played with the Republic Community Band.

Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Margaret "Peggy" Calton, of Cassville; two sons, David Calton, and his wife, Judy, of Detroit, Mich., and Douglas Calton, and his wife, Barbara, of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth Calton, of Green Forest, Ark., Robert Calton, of Aurora, and Thomas Calton, of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Calton, one half-brother and two half-sisters.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory of Cassville.

no formal services are scheduled.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3322 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807.