Donald Gene Girton, 81, Brazil, died Tuesday at Clay County Healthcare Center, Brazil, after an extensive illness.
He was cared for at Earle's Village at Clay Health Center.
Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Brazil, he was the son of Bill and Clara (Hoopingarner) Girton.
He attended schools in Brazil and Indiana State University.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a store keeper and was stationed in Norfolk, Conn. With the exception of his time spent in the Navy, he lived all of his life in Brazil.
He owned and operated Girton Implement Company and Motor Transport Cooperation until his health began to decline. He was a lifetime member of the Brazil Elks Lodge BPOE Lodge No. 762, American Legion Post 2 and the Brazil Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.
He married Lynda (Robbins) Girton. She survives.
Additional survivors include three stepsons John Robbins, Brazil, William Patrick Robbins and wife Johnna, Brazil, and Joseph Robbins and wife Jayme, Indianapolis; daughter Kathleen Howald and husband John, Indianapolis; sister Joan Kiser and husband Jim, Brazil; grandchildren Brooks, Carson and Laura of Oregon; four step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Rebecca Raab and two step-grandchildren Brandon and Jeffery Robbins.
Memorial service will Military Honors will take place at noon Saturday with the Rev. Tony Alstott officiating.
Visitation is from 10 a.m.-noon at Moore Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 3401 S. 4th St., Terre Haute, 47802.
Condolences may be e-mailed to www.moore-funeral-homes.com.