Mr. Minton was the former manager of a plating business in Highland, Ill., a former employee of Shipman's Market at Dexter, a former resident of Dexter and a current resident of Sorento, Ill.
He is survived by two sons, Scott Minton of Alvin, Texas, and Brad Minton of New Braunfels, Texas; one daughter, Susan Crow of Boerne, Texas; his friend and companion, Deanne Bonetto of Hillsboro, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Justin Minton, Ashley Minton, Jessica Minton, Nikolaus Minton, Abigail Minton, Seth Crow, Hannah Crow and Emma Crow; three brothers, Paul Minton of St. Albans, W. Va., Dr. John Minton and Charles Shipman, both of Dexter; three sisters, Jean Silver of Old Hickory, Tenn., Carol Rainey of Palestine, Texas, and Merideth Gray of Byhalia, Miss.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Ray Shipman.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery.