Haden Knight Minton
Haden Knight Minton, 87 of Midland Texas, passed away on November 11, 2018. A visitation will be November 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial service will be November 15, 2018 at 11:00 at Crestview Baptist Church with a private burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
Haden was born on April 3, 1931 in Hennessey, Oklahoma to Harry Wallace Minton and Rita Louise Baines. He was the youngest of 7 children and always told many stories with a vivid memory of times growing up in Hennessey, whether it be mischief with his brothers or working for his Dad at the Star Mill Elevator. Haden graduated from Hennessey High School where he was involved in many school functions especially baseball and football. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War for 4 years (1952-1956) and always spoke highly of all the men he served with.
While working in Wray, Colorado in 1951, he met Bonnie Johnston and they married which lasted 52 wonderful years. They settled in Midland, Texas in 1960 with a family that grew to 3 children. He was involved in all sporting activities whether it be coaching softball for Rita or Julie and baseball and football with Kevin. His career was a computer operator for Geophysical Service Inc. (whom later became Halliburton) for 34 years. After retirement, he enjoyed being a member of the Lions Club making eye glasses for the underprivileged and of course, serving at the Pancake Jamboree. He received many accolades from Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center including the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services Lions Club International Foundation.
His ministry was serving both Northside and Crestview Baptist as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and various committees including the XYZ ministry. One of his favorite past-times was going fishing at Lake Brownwood bringing home the big one or just a little rest and relaxation. A big sports fan, watching baseball and football including kids and grandkids, always very proud.
Dad was blessed to be married once again in 2006 to Alta (Lois) Lee. Their marriage included traveling to see family or just for fun. Her love for him strengthened and completed his life, which has touched all of our lives.
Haden is survived by wife, Lois, brother, Richard Minton, children, Rita & Robert Haines of Quinlan, TX, Kevin & Shelly Minton of Saginaw, TX, Julie & John Truitt of Keller, TX, Craig Lee of LaPorte, TX, Carla & Scott McDaniel of Midland, TX, grandchildren Megan, Dustin, Jessica, Ashley, Hillary, Kyle, Tatum, Jeff, Jake and Paige, plus 6 bonus grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Haden is preceded in death by Bonnie Minton, parents Harry & Rita Minton, sister Louise Minton Brown, 4 Minton brothers, Charles, Glen, Harry and Max, and granddaughter Jenifer Minton Sledge.
The family would like to express their gratitude towards Hospice of Midland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (TLERC), 2550 Flynt Ave., Midland, TX 79701 or Crestview Baptist Church, Building Fund, 301 North Loop 250 West, Midland, TX 79703.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.