Windell Elliott Stratton, age 85 of Ivel, husband of Lora Jean Clark Stratton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 22, 1927, at Ivel, a son of the late J. K. and Bertha Elliott Stratton. He was a retired Post Master from Ivel Post Office, a former coal miner, and owner/operator of Stratton Coal Sales, Stratton Grocery, and Stratton Potato Chip Factory. He also attended Pikeville College, served in the U.S. Navy where he attended the San Diego Naval Academy and received an Orthopedic Technician degree. He worked as an orthopedic technician at the Bremerton Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Wash. He also attended the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church.
Windell is survived by his wife, Lora Jean Clark Stratton; two daughters, Annice Lee (Bob) Welch and Loretta Gay (Doug) Hicks, both of Ivel; a daughter-in-law, Kristina Klabel Stratton; a sister, Peggy Stratton Blevins, of Alabama; and four grandchildren, Jessica Stumbo, Lindsey Cross, Bradley Elliott Hicks and Windell David Stratton.
In addition to his parents, Windell was preceded in death by a son, Windell Douglas Stratton; five brothers, Marvin Stratton, J. K. “Doc” Stratton, Jr., Hershell Stratton, Arby Lloyd Stratton and Haskel “Hack” Stratton; and six sisters, Opal Todd, Ruby Martin, Reba Brewer, Billia Marie Wilson, Vivian Mullins and Sybil Keeton.
Funeral services for Windell Elliott Stratton were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Tim McCoy officiating. Burial followed in Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 35 Chapel Drive, Ivel, KY 41642.
Pallbearers: Brad Hicks, David Stratton, Dr. Eddy Clark, Clyde Tackett, Dr. Brent Clark, Darrell Clark, Randy Woods, and Randy Clark.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gregory B. Clark, Bill Sloan, Herbie Swiger, Paul V. Funk, Paul R. Funk, Dr. Orville Clark, Jr., Cecil Clark, Jr., John Keeton, Gary Clark, Gerald Clark, Greg Clark, David Watkins, Kenny Stewart, Hank Wilson, and Bob Heupel.