Funeral services for Raleigh M. Waltmon, 97, of Paducah will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Wayne Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Waltmon died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a meter reader for Paducah Water Works. Mr. Waltmon was a member of West End Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church, where he was recognized as a deacon emeritus.
Mr. Waltmon is survived by his son, David Waltmon of Paducah, and his daughter, Jackie Reed of Paducah. He is also survived by a sister, Irene Wooldriege of Paducah; four grandchildren, Alan Jackson, Cyndi Gillingham and her husband, Ken, Brian Waltmon and his wife, Cheryl, and Emily Schneider and her husband, Mark; along with five great-grandchildren and one great-great-stepgrandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Alberta King Waltmon; one sister, Clara Middleton; and one infant brother. His parents were Charles Bell Waltmon and Neppie Myers Waltmon.
Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to West End Baptist Church, 324 So. 28th St., Paducah, KY 42003 or Southland Baptist Temple, 927 Yarbro Lane, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may light a candle or leave a message of comfort at www.milnerandorr.com.