Leon C. Staton

Commissioner at Craven County Recreation

Company:
Craven County Recreation
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Last Updated 4/1/2014

General Information

Employment History

Craven County Schools

Commissioner  - Eastern Carolina Council of Government

Commissioner  - Civilian Military Community Council

Commissioner  - Havelock Library Board

Commissioner  - Training Center Board

Affiliations

Member  - Craven County Board of Education

Craven County Commissioner  - New Bern ,

Web References  

http://www.havenews.com/news/local-news/former-commissioner-staton-dies-at-age-78-1.299594

Leon C. Staton Sr., a former county commissioner and board of education member, died last week at age 78.
Services are scheduled for Sunday. A Sunday service is planned at the Havelock High School Performing Arts Center for former Craven County commissioner and longtime Craven County Board of Education member Leon C. Staton Sr. Staton, 78, who lived in the Harlowe community, died Thursday at Cherry Point Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility after suffering several strokes since 2007. Family members, including one son, twin daughters and a grandson, have established a fund to help others with the problems of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, which affected Staton. "Leon did a lot of hard work for the children of Craven County and was not only a great help to the community but this entire county," said Linda Thomas, Board of Education vice chairman who was elected in 1992 with Staton. "Leon did a lot of hard work for the children of Craven County and was not only a great help to the community but this entire county," said Linda Thomas, Board of Education vice chairman who was elected in 1992 with Staton. Wilbur Becton, a friend and fellow community advocate, said Staton's "personal sacrifice shows us home is truly where the heart is and we're proud you made this your home." A Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., native, Staton married a Harlowe girl, school teacher Thelma Becton, who died in 1988. A Sunday service is planned at the Havelock High School Performing Arts Center for former Craven County commissioner and longtime Craven County Board of Education member Leon C. Staton Sr. Staton, 78, who lived in the Harlowe community, died Thursday at Cherry Point Bay Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility after suffering several strokes since 2007. Family members, including one son, twin daughters and a grandson, have established a fund to help others with the problems of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, which affected Staton. "Leon did a lot of hard work for the children of Craven County and was not only a great help to the community but this entire county," said Linda Thomas, Board of Education vice chairman who was elected in 1992 with Staton. "Leon did a lot of hard work for the children of Craven County and was not only a great help to the community but this entire county," said Linda Thomas, Board of Education vice chairman who was elected in 1992 with Staton. Wilbur Becton, a friend and fellow community advocate, said Staton's "personal sacrifice shows us home is truly where the heart is and we're proud you made this your home." A Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Va., native, Staton married a Harlowe girl, school teacher Thelma Becton, who died in 1988. While commissioner from 2002 to 2006, Staton served on the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Civilian Military Community Council, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, Craven-Jones-Pamlico Transportation Committee, Craven Aging Planning Board, Craven Evaluation and Training Center Board and the Havelock Library Board. "He was instrumental in doing a lot of things for the county as a commissioner and while on the school board," said Commissioner Johnnie Sampson, who served with Staton. School Board Chairman Carr Ipock said, "Leon Staton had the heart of students and teachers in mind in all the decisions he made on the board.

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http://www.havenews.com/news/local-news/a-look-back-at-2014-in-memory-1.419015?page=1

Leon Staton
Former Craven County Commissioner Leon Staton, 78, of Harlowe, died on March 27. A native of Norfolk, Va., and retired master sergeant in the Marine Corps, Staton earned the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and Navy Unit and Meritorious Unit Commendations during his 23 years in the service before entering politics in Craven County. Staton served on the Craven County Board of Education before serving on the Craven County Board of Commissioners.

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New Bern Sun Journal

"I would like to see the board of commissioners go on record and request to the Department of Transportation to start the process to provide turn lanes and a 45 mph speed limit," said Commissioner Leon Staton, formerly a member of the Craven County Board of Education.

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