Mr. Lonnie Nelson Acton, age 73 of Griffin, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Henry Medical Center.
Mr. Acton was born June 21, 1939 son of the late Lonnie Acton and the late Ada Bryant Acton. He was a member of the Griffin First United Methodist Church, Spalding County Kiwanis where he was past Lieutenant Governor, past Commander for the American Legion Post 15, Voice of Veterans, member of the Griffin First United Methodist Church Choir and former member of Midway United Methodist Church where he served within every area in the church. Mr. Acton served his country, state, community and church. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Vaughan; brother & sister-in-law, Dr. Horace Acton and Dr. Jean Acton and sisters, Maxine Smith and Vena Himmelreich.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Acton of Griffin; daughter & son-in-law, Jennifer & Ryan Varnadoe of Griffin; son-in-law, Craig Vaughan; grandchildren, Madeline Priest and Jessica Varnadoe; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dr. Milton & Lois Acton of Panama City, FL, Gene & Evelyn Acton of Wichita, KS, Billy Ray Acton of Ducktown, TN and Larry & Reba Acton of Hayden, AL.
Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie Nelson Acton will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Griffin First United Methodist Church. Rev. Kevin Lobello will officiate. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Friday 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmccullough.com.
Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd. is in charge of arrangements