Alton Lewis Amidon, 77, of Havelock, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.


Alton Lewis Amidon, 77, of Havelock, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.



He served 30 years in the Marine Corps, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He was also a teacher in the community college system.



Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cherry Point base chapel.



He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Claire Amidon; one daughter, Kathleen Inge of Thornton, Colo.; four sons, Tom Amidon of White Pine, Tenn., Chris Amidon of Apex, Andy Amidon of Newport, R.I., and James Amidon of Pleasant Garden; one sister, Lois Gray of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, David Amidon of Hillsborough; and eight grandchildren.



Rosary will be 6 p.m. Monday at the Woodbridge Funeral Home Chapel, Havelock, followed by a visitation from 6:30 until 8 p.m.



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight, Inc., Attn.: Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, 45505.