Jonathon Elias Staton

July 15, 1991February 4, 2018
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Jonathon Elias Staton, 26, went to be with the Lord, February 4, 2018. He was born on July 15, 1991 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jon and Michelle Staton. Eli graduated from Bryant High School in 2009, he owned Staco Construction Company, was a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the North Little Rock Fire Department and served as a firefighter-paramedic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking at the Fire House. Eli was a people person and loved making everyone laugh. Mike Cook, one of Eli’s buddies wrote:

Asking for prayers today for the family of a NLRFD brother, as we learned of his passing this morning! First and foremost he was a very strong Christian man and when I thought of him or someone brought up his name, his passion towards his beliefs were the first thoughts that always entered my mind. And the good thing is, is that he was never afraid to admit to it or was ever shied away to talk about it. He was a young man, a big man and about as fit as one could be. He was one of the brothers that kinda gave you the warm and fuzzies knowing you were partnered with before you entered a burning structure, a lengthy extrication, or a medical call because you know he had your back regardless of the circumstances that may lie ahead. He was a great paramedic and treated the young, the old, the sick, the drunk, the drugged, and the hurt or anyone for that matter with the passion as if they were his own mother or father. We’re gonna miss him greatly and the void that is left will be felt for a long long time. I ask that you keep his wife and family and also his work family in prayer. Today we shall mourn! Rest In Peace Brother!

Eli was preceded in death by his grandfather; Bob Staton. He is survived by his wife; Allie Staton, parents; Jon and Michelle Staton, sister; Abby, brother; Luke, grandparents; Pat Staton-Matlock and Bill and Sue James.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Eli’s name to Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Association,


  • Visitation Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 9, 2018

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M Lynn

May 23, 2018

My thoughts go out to all of Jonathon's loved ones. It sounds as though he was very special, and had a great faith in God. With that faith, may you all continue to be fortified, as God promises wonderful things for us all. (John 5:29;Psalm 37:29) I hope these Bible verses strengthen you.

February 14, 2018

Our love and prayers for your family. Eli was such a fine young man. We have such fond memories of Eli, his family and fellowship shared together. Heaven has gained another great and godly man. May the Lord lead you in the days and times ahead. Choose Joy each day and know a piece of heaven lives in all of our hearts. Lisa & Lindsey Worthington, Clayton & Lauren Booth.

Karen and Lance Hatcher

February 11, 2018

Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you and Eli's family and friends.

Tracey Waddell

February 9, 2018

I am so deeply saddened for your loss. My prayers are with all of Eli's family and friends, may God comfort you through this most difficult time. Eli was truly a blessing to all that knew and loved him.

Hank and Mary Strickland

February 9, 2018

Our friends are hurting now and we wish we could help ease the pain but only God can do that. Our prayer is he will comfort you all and give you peace in your heart.

David and Aimee Shellnut

February 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers continue today and in the days ahead. We don't have the understanding of why, but know he is in heaven now with his Heavenly Father. We love each of you and are heartbroken by Eli's passing.

Tommie Free

February 9, 2018

I grieve with you. Thank you for raising such a fine son who was dedicated to serving others. It was evident from the showing of love and respect last night and today that he was a very special man and a friend to everyone. I was so touched that you shared the video of his singing. By your sharing that, Eli was able to continue to touch lives and hearts with his testimony.

Susie and Dennis Johnson

February 9, 2018

Michelle and Jon, we love you and are praying for you. We are so sorry for the loss of one of your precious children. He was a great young man and loved by many.

Barbara Pumphrey

February 9, 2018

Sincere condolences to your entire family.

Tena Caple

February 9, 2018

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May god be with the Staton family, their church family and friends. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.