Branton S. Horton, 76, of Romeo, Mich., died June 9, 2012, at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.
Branton was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Morenci, Mich., the son of John T. and Kathryn (Sharr) Horton. He married Kathleen Donovan on Dec. 29, 1962, in Inglewood Calif. He was a resident of Romeo for 22 years.
Branton loved to do many things including woodworking, wine making and gardening. His favorite activity was reading, particularly books about the civil war and history.
Branton is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeff (and Kenia) Horton and Gregory Horton, both of Romeo; two daughters, Kimberlee Placek of California and Jennifer Willis of Washington Township; a stepdaughter, Leslie Aiello of Maryland; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, June 17.