Raymond Lee Tourtillott, age 77, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, February 26, 2018, at his home. He was born August 5, 1940, in Panama, MO, the son of Denver and Willa Weddle Tourtillott. He graduated from Metz High School.
He married Zeta Adams in 1962. They later divorced.
He married Edna Mae Sharp in 1983. She preceded him in death in April 2017. In his earlier years, he farmed and raised cattle. He then worked for Mercy Hospital and retired in 2002 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Community Christian Church and the 55 Plus church group. He enjoyed gardening, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by his sons, Mike Tourtillott and wife Sandra, Las Cruces, NM, and Joe Tourtillott and wife Becky, Ft. Scott; two step-sons, Richard Sharp and wife Jennifer, Olathe, KS, and David Sharp and wife Michelle, Ft. Scott; a stepdaughter, Sherry Culp, Ft. Scott; a sister, Pat Dallefeld, Galesburg, IL; a brother, Jewell Tourtillott and wife Phyllis, Rich Hill, MO; a sister-in-law, Madelyn Tourtillott, Nevada. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Elroy, Everett and Ralph Tourtillott; sisters Irene Negley and Peggy Westerhold; and a great grandson, Gavin Sharp.
Rev. Tim Woodring and Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM Thursday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.