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Bill "Weenie Beenie" Staton
Birth: May 23, 1928
Concord
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2007
Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

Profession Billiard Player: Bill, also known as "Weenie Beenie", was a world renowned Billiard player, winning tournaments including the World Championship One Pocket tournament, the Virginia State Pool Championship five times, and numerous other tournaments. He won the Stardust Open One Pocket Champion in Las Vegas. He played many of the world's greats in pool including Minessota Fats and Grady Matthews. While on tour in Europe with the USO he won the European Billiard Championship. In 2004 he was an inaugural member of the One Pocket Hall of Fame. In the early 60's with his brother Carl Staton he started the Jack & Jill Cue Clubs, a family oriented chain of Billiard establishments. This endeavor was ahead of it's time. This elaborate family oriented facility in Arlington, Virginia was open 24 hours a day for 14 years. He retired from the Billiard Club ownership in 1981. At the Jack & Jill, he started the U.S. Open Pool Tournament, and hosted numerous well attended pool and billiard tournaments over the years. He was a sports commentator for ABC Wide World of Sports, ESPN and AMF. He traveled extensively and loved attending pool and sporting events around the world. Prior to his death he was a commentator for the Japan Open. He performed trick shots in several well known movies including "The Color of Money". With an artful repertoire of trick shots, he made many guest appearances on TV shows such as The Tonight Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The David Frost Show and Steve Allen's "I've Got a Secret". His secret was using a special set up so he could pocket all the balls on the table with one shot. This he did on live television. He traveled with the USO and the AMF Staff of Champions giving pool exhibitions to the United States Armed forces and audiences throughout the world. In 1993 he co-authored with some of the leading Billiard Players the book "Winning at One Pocket". He earned his nickname "Weenie Beenie" from the chain of hot dog stands which he and his brother Carl started in Northern Virginia in 1953. One continues to operate over 60 years later. Weenie Beenie was an avid golfer and played with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicholas. "Weenie Beenie" would become the subject of a song by the Rock Band Foo Fighters. He moved to Myrtle Beach after falling in love with the "Golf Capital of the World." Early in life he attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Dexter Ellison Staton (1888 - 1974)
  Suda Bertha Moore Staton (1888 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Norma Jean Skaggs Staton (1930 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carl Fredrick Staton (1910 - 1984)*
  Kathleen Odessa Staton Sanders (1910 - 1989)*
  Harold Woodrow Staton (1912 - 1993)*
  Mildred Virginia Staton Stiller (1914 - 2011)*
  Margie Elizabeth Staton Coakley (1917 - 2007)*
  Margaret Ruth Staton Brown (1917 - 2007)*
  Dexter Ellison Staton (1920 - 1990)*
  Hazel Marzaile Staton Peurifoy (1923 - 2014)*
  Bill Staton (1928 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery
Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
Record added: Sep 18, 2008
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