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Celebrating the life of

Lamar Linton

August 02, 1937 - November 26, 2023

Lamar Linton

Lamar Linton was born in Savannah Georgia on August 2, 1937 to William Lonnie and Lillie Mae Alderman Linton. He died on November 26, 2023.

He was a graduate of Commercial High School and attended Armstrong Junior College. He served with the 117th air National Guard and was a member of The Elks Lodge, The Cobra Club and The Savannah Softball Club. Lamar was a public accountant most of his life and continued working as a tax consultant after retiring. He also owned several automobile related businesses for a number of years. He was a Golden Gloves Boxer during the 1950s and won numerous titles in Savannah and Charleston.

He enjoyed playing senior softball beyond the age of 80.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Katherine Markwalter Linton. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert (Bobby) Lamar Linton, Jr and his brother William Lonnie Linton, Jr.

He is also survived by his daughter, Paige Linton Saussy (Hunter Saussy III), his son, Mark Linton (Lisa), daughter-in-law, Daphne P. Linton and his sisters, Shirley L. Kennedy, and Margaret L. Penfield (Harry) and his brother-in-law Joseph L. Markwalter, Jr. (Faye).

He was the proud Pa-Pa of 12 grandchildren, Alexis Linton, Hunter Saussy IV (Courtney), Samuel Linton Saussy (Kelley), Robert Lamar Linton III(Amanda), Blake Linton Allison (Brad), Katherine Saussy Gladin (Keifer), Zachary L. Linton (Brianna), Briana Linton (Jorge Ruiz), Gracie Linton, Haleigh Linton, Kalley Linton and Ellie Kate Linton as well as 11 Great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 AM at Fox and Weeks Islands Chapel followed by funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Bonaventure Cemetery immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that you consider a donation in Lamar's memory to the Humane Society of Savannah or The Fresh Air Home at Tybee.




Rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to his beautiful family. You will be missed.

- Skip and Sandy Froelich, Lilburn , GA

I am so sorry for the passing of Lamar. I have known Lamar & Katherine for many years. My prayers go out to Katherine & their extended families. May he rest in peace.

- JoAnn Taylor Wallace, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry for the passing of Lamar. I have known Lamar & Katherine for many years. My prayers go out to Katherine & their extended families. May he rest in peace.

- JoAnn Taylor Wallace, Savannah, Georgia

I'm sorry to hear that this great man has passed. I have so many memories of Lamar and Katherine along with the family. The vacations and just family time together. We had a lot of fun "back in the day." I know Lamar loved his family and just wanted them to be happy. I hope they have cigars in heaven. Rest in peace Lamar, you will be missed.

- Lisa C. Davis, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know all of you are in my prayers and thoughts.

- LeAnne Consos, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry to hear of Lamar. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

- Mary Ann Sullivan, Statesboro, Ga

Dear Katherine - We are so very sorry to hear of Lamar passing. You have been such good & long time friends. His capable business acumen was greatly appreciated. We loved hearing of his boxing lore. People need to know that he was the only Savannah boxer to make it to Madison Square Garden! He was a lively conversationalist - with his great memory our visits were often lengthy and always entertaining. May God bless him & you will both be in our prayers. Tom & Maureen OBrien

- Tom OBrien, Savannah, GA

Dear Katherine, My wife and I were so sad to just hear about Lamar's passing. He has been so helpful to our business for many years and I have also considered him a good friend. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Arthur and Cheryl Hartzell


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel