Clarence "Sonny" Vernon Garton, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at a St. Joseph health care facility. He was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Halls, Missouri, son of Forrest and Charlie Garton. He graduated from Dekalb High School, class of 1958. Sonny worked at Atchison Leather. His hobbies included woodworking and crafting.

Clarence was preceded in death by father, Charlie Garton; mother, Forrest Garton; brothers, Ronald and Larry Garton.

Survivors include, niece, Dawn (Kenny) Yurkovich of Kansas City, Missouri; nephews, Travis Len (Kelli) Garton of St. Joseph and Jeff Bunsey of Kansas City; sister-in-law, Cheryl Garton; several nieces and nephews and one great- niece.

Mr. Garton has been cremated under the care of Rupp Funeral Home. The Inurnment will take place at Sugar Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials are requested to the Habitat for Humanity.

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