Special to HNN from a Provided Press Release

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ordered all U.S. and State flags displayed at all State facilities be lowered to half-staff from dawn to dusk Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the day of internment for  former Congressman David Michael "Mick" Staton, who passed away April 14, 2014.

A graduate of Parkersburg High School and Concord College, Staton served as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard from 1957-1965 and as the Data Processing Manager and later as Vice President of One Valley Bank (now BB&T) from 1972-1980. Staton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 and served until 1983.  Healso served as the Chief Political Advisor of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1984-1990.

Mick Staton is survived by his wife, Lynn (Spencer) Staton; his son, David M. "Mick" Staton, Jr. (Michelle); his daughter, Cynthia Lynn Staton; his mother, Delta R. Staton; his brother, John D. Staton; his brother, Donald P. Staton; his five grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Adam, Brian and Camille; and was predeceased by his father, Ernest R. Staton.

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