Lee Gorton

Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Graveside service for Mr. Lee Gorton will be 2 p.m., Friday, November 6, at Heucks Retreat Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 5, at Riverwood Family.

Lee Gorton, 95, passed away peacefully at Silver Cross Nursing Home in Brookhaven, MS. on November 1, 2020.

He was preceded in passing by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Gorton and is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Scott; son, Fred Gorton; grandson Christopher Lucas great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Anna; and sister Faye Bullock and brother Ray Gorton.

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Mr. Gorton was born on September 29, 1925 in rural Richland Parish NE, LA. Lee enlisted in the Navy on June 26, 1942, and served aboard the USS Alcyone in the South Pacific, during WW2. After the war he met and married Ruth Lee of Brookhaven, MS. Working in the oil fields for the next 40 years, primarily living in New Iberia, LA, he and Ruth retired to “the hill” in 1988, just outside Brookhaven near her old family home.

When not gardening, which he was great at, he loved fishing the nearby ponds, or tinkering with anything old that had a motor on it. Lee could often be seen riding up and down the nearby rolling hills in his bright red Chevy truck, waving to neighbors, exhaust pipes rumbling and puppy dog in his lap.

He loved our Lord Jesus Christ, his wife and all his family.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.