Bruton, Chester Vernon

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February 28, 1915 - August 2, 2019

Bruton, Chester Vernon

Chester Vernon Bruton, born February 28, 1915 in Whitt, Texas to George Henry Bruton and Minnie Lee Jones, passed from this life on August 2, 2019 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 104 years. Vernon had nine siblings, all whom preceded him in death: Leonard Bruton, Eunice Anderson, Wilson Bruton, Carl Bruton, Onnie Bruton, Georgia Lee Bruton, twin sister Verdean Kelsey, Bill Bruton, and Clyde Bruton. He was a Staff Sargent in World War II, 104th Infantry Division, known as The Timberwolves, that fought in the European theater. He described his military service as his duty to God and our country and was awarded the Good Conduct medal, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star. He married Juanita Montgomery on March 30, 1940 in Oklahoma City. Vernon, a mechanic by trade, owned his own shop and station in the 1950’s in Oklahoma City. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, he worked as Grain Elevator Superintendent for two grain companies in the Amarillo, Texas area.  He loved his work, retiring at the age of 72. He was known for his quirky sense of humor and was kind, generous, honest, brave and true.  He loved the simple things in life, always had a smile on his face, and cherished the time he was able to spend with his family and friends. Vernon is survived by his daughter Jan Bruton Land and Rick Land; granddaughter Suzanne Saenz, great grandchildren Matthew and Amanda, and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Vernon is preceded in death by his wife Juanita in 2004, and his son Gary Vernon Bruton in 2005.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later time,
with a scattering of his ashes in the Perrin, Texas Cemetery


Vernon – 102 yrs old….

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A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214-340-8008

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Mark T Henslee

August 19, 2019 3:56PM

He is "Mr. Bruton" to me, always big-voiced and good-natured. I met him when I was eighteen when I began dating he and Mrs. Bruton's daughter, Jan. though she always seemed to keep a sharp eye towards me, he was accepting, wanting to sit down and talk face-to-face. A good story was always welcome, and he always had one to tell. Vernon was, and is still by God's grace, a good man. I've missed talking to and seeing him, and regtert that I did not visit him in these last days as I had so many times before. And yet, I know he and I will see each other again, and he'll gesture me to sit and ask how its going, and i'll get to hear him laugh one more time. besides at their home in Amarillo and later in Oak Cliff, Mr. Bruton and I visited at his workplace when he worked as an elevator superintendant for Continental Grain in Tulia, Texas. He really enjoyed being able to drive the switching locomotive and move the grain cars around. His honesty and strsight-forward practicality were greatly appreciated by this romantic dreamer! When he turned 100, I was honored to help celebrate and to observe him receiving a special recognition of his service to our nation in the U.S. Army during World War II. I also remember Jan surprising him with a gift a special ring commemorating his service. He was a resilient survivor and the prototype "good 'ole boy"! I'm looking forward to a steak in his memory at the Cattleman's Café at the OKC stockyards. God's peace to Jan Carole.


Georgia Straight

August 09, 2019 1:25PM

He was my father-in-law but was more a “dad” to me. I loved his laugh, jokes, stories, and domino games. He was a great and kind man. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.


Chuck McDaniel

August 07, 2019 8:59PM

Vernon was my neighbor, historian, friend, and Friday Whiz Bang partner for more

than 15 years. Vernon loved his family, his
friends, his home and his
-country. He was a man
with a gentle heart, great
knowledge, and many
fiends. He also knew is
the lord Jesus Christ.
Imagine what Vernon
must know now.
I miss you friend. Marci and I loved you and we are now happy that you are with you heavenly family.
See you on the other side.
C


Chuck McDaniel

August 07, 2019 8:55PM

Vernon was my neighbor, historian, friend, and Friday and WIz Bang partner for more than 15 years. Vernon loved his family, his friends, his home and his country. He was a man with a gentle heart, great knowledge, and many fiends. He also knew is savior the lord Jesus Christ. Imagine what Vernon must know now.
I miss you friend. Marci and I loved you and we are now happy that you are with you heavenly family.
See you,on the other side.
C


weldon Bruton

August 06, 2019 8:26PM

So sorry for your loss.Vernon lived a long life span.Served his country well.Prayers for the family.


Judy Bishop

August 06, 2019 1:41PM

I was privileged to be his daughter in law for a time; but until his death he was always Grandpa Bruton to me. I will miss him not being in this world.