Mr. Halton served as a pilot in the United States Air Force for 32 years. After his retirement, he taught in the business department at Southwestern Illinois College. John loved taking care of his grandchildren. His other interests included photography, walking, fly fishing, traveling, and family history.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Mary, nee O’Donnell, Halton, Sr; and a brother, Joseph T. Halton.
Surviving are three daughters, Kimberlee A. Parrish of Belleville, IL, Kelly M. (Paul) Waller of Belleville, IL, Kirsten B. (Paul) Williams of Marietta, GA;
three sons, Thomas W. (Colleen) Halton of Billings, MT, Terence P. (Jody) Halton of Belleville, IL, Todd A. (Jennifer) Halton of San Clemente, CA;
14 grandchildren, Paul Halton, Lee McCaffrey, Brandon McCaffrey, Sean (Amanda) Wuller, Lauren (Andy) Robinson, Paul (Shelby) Waller IV, John (Natalie) Waller, Patrick Waller, Joseph Halton, Ryan Halton, Andrew Halton, Ian Halton, David Williams, and Bridget Williams;
two sisters, Maureen (Al) Maslin of Knoxville, TN, and June Gerstner of Canandaigua, NY;
also surviving are the mother of his children, Rita A., nee Poe, Halton-Battoe.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Memorial Visitation: Memorial services will be held in Shortsville, NY.
Burial will be at St. Rose Cemetery in Shortsville, NY.