February 28, 1915 - August 2, 2019
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
A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
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