Thomas C Strickland and Sons Funeral Home: Obituaries

Thomas C Strickland and Sons Funeral Home

John Morgan Bath John Morgan Bath
(April 20, 1926 - April 7, 2010)

U.S. Veteran Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes PO Box 295 Springfield, GA 31329 912-754-6421 Fax 912-754-3426


John Morgan Bath

Guyton - John Morgan Bath, 83, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Effingham Care Center.

The Bulloch County native was the son of the late Benjamine and Maggie Lanier Bath. He retired from GA Pacific and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and former deacon. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was a member of the V.F.W. and former chaplain, and member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by 5 sisters, 5 brothers, his great-granddaughter, Emily Katelyn Smith, and Leether Bath, mother of his daughters.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Hurst Bath of Guyton; children, Wanda Mixon of Centre, TX, Sandra Cormier of Bangor, ME, Tommy Fort (Frankie) and Jerry Fort (Penny) of Pooler, and Eddie Fort (Robin) of Whiteville, NC; 11 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Maggie “Doll” Golding of Blitchton; brothers, James Bath and Jesse Bath of Brooklet, and Gene Bath of Blitchton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Erik Palmberg officiating. Mr. Bath will lie in state from 10 a.m. Pallbearers will be Dustin Fort, Clayton Fort, Jason Fort, Brian Bath, Alan Bath, Joey Bath.

Interment will be in Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Remembrances may be given to American Heart Association, 103 N. Cedar Street, Springfield, GA 31329 or Nancy N. & J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive, Savannah GA, 31405.

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel. (912) 754-6421.