Morton, Raymond

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Raymond Morton
Raymond Morton

Raymond Morton, Sr., 77, passed away on September 9, 2017.

He retired from Mueller Company in 2006 after 41 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Morton and Mother, Lorene Morton.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Morton; daughters, Phyllis Morton of Nashville, and Sherry Morton; son, Raymond Morton, Jr.; brother, Albert (JoAnn) Morton of Atlanta; sister, Dorothy Morton; grandsons, Isaac Morton, Nathaniel and Elijah Benn; granddaughters, Amber and Kendra Benn; Bonus Kids- Eric (Rachel) Thomas, Michael (Karla) Hambrick, Daryle Hambrick, Shawn Tatum, Adam Tatum, and a host of family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church.

The body will lie in state after noon and family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday.

Interment will be at Lakewood-East.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.



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