Donald R. Planton

GIRARD – Donald R. Planton, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at Hampton Woods Nursing Center.

He was born March 11, 1948 in Youngstown, the son of Herbert C. and Georgean Kiffer Planton.

He was employed by Reliant Resources as a shift supervisor since 1971 and retired in 2006.

Mr. Planton was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1965 to 1971.

He is survived by his mother of McDonald; stepdaughter, Cindy Thomas of Ravenna; stepson, Gary Brannon of Liberty; brothers, Michael Planton of Muncie, Ind., and Terry Planton of Chardon; sister, Margilee Hilson of Columbus; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary J. Logan, whom he married Oct. 2, 1970; his stepfather, John Witkoski and a grandson, Avery Thomas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCauley Funeral Home, were the family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday.