Alton Yates Lennon died October 26, 2017.
He was born December 27, 1942 in Wilmington, NC, to Karine Welch Lennon and Congressman Alton Asa Lennon.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda “Scotty” Lennon; his sister Edna Lee Frost; his sister-in-law, Arlene MacDonald; his brother-in-law; Ian “Mac” MacDonald, his daughters, Natalie Lennon Jarman and her fiancé Jerry Harrell; Alison Lennon Baxley; and Rebecca Lennon-Thompson and her husband, Adam Thompson. He is also survived by his stepson Gary Martin, and stepdaughter Rhonda Martin.
An extremely dedicated grandfather, Alton is also survived by his grandchildren: Jonathan Poff, Davis Martin, Caitlin Vaughn, Kelsey Toler, Austin Toler, Mackenzie Martin, Whitney Davis, Rosser Baxley, and Greylen Baxley.
After graduating New Hanover High School, Alton received his B.A. in 1965, graduating cum laude, and his J.D. in 1968, both from Wake Forest University. He practiced law for many years with the law firm of Stevens McGee. Wilmington, NC.
Alton loved life and surrounded himself with friends, family, and fishing… and a bit of golf. He was at equally at home traveling the world or in the living room, immersed in a good book. His passion for the outdoors was rivaled only by his love of a good porterhouse steak and his beloved Demon Deacons. Alton expressed his love for art both on his walls and in his snappy wardrobe.
The family will receive friends at the Marsh Oaks Club House beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017.
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