Spc. Justin Michael Hueston, 22, Mapleton, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle/automobile accident three miles east of Fort Scott Tuesday morning.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a car driven by Joshua Bassett, 24, Fort Scott, and westbound on U.S. 54 drifted left of center and collided with Hueston’s eastbound motorcycle. Bassett was taken to Freeman Hospital, Joplin, for treatment of injuries he suffered.
Hueston was born Nov. 15, 1989, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Michael R. Hueston and Ginger E. Button Hueston. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 2008.
Hueston was a member of the 891st Engineer Battalion, Iola. He was deployed to Africa with the 1161st National Guard unit, Hutchinson. He worked as a emergency medical technician for Vernon County, Mo.
Survivors include his wife, Katie, a son, Colby, and a daughter, Paityn, all of the home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Bourbon Elementary School gymnasium in Uniontown. Burial will follow in Mapleton Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to either the Colby and Paityn Hueston Scholarship Fund or Vernon County Ambulance District Toys for Tots, and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be submitted online at cheneywitt.com.