Raymond Julius ‘Ticky’ Markland

Published 2:30 pm Friday, October 9, 2015

Mr. Raymond Julius “Ticky” Markland, 90, of US 158, Mocksville, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Bermuda Common in Advance.

He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Davie County to the late Clarence Matthew “Pete” and Lillie Mae Leary Markland.Mr. Markland was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He was a member of Smith Grove United Methodist Church. Mr. Markland owned and operated Markland Electric Co. and was a founding member of the Smith Grove Ruritan Club. He was a baseball and basketball fan.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Louise Spry Markland; and a brother, Clarence Markland.

Survivors: 3 children, Lavada Markland of Mocksville, Emily Keller of Advance and Don Markland (Lisa) of Mocksville; 2 grandsons, Matt Markland (Tracy) and Will Markland (Annie); a great-granddaughter, Lyla Markland; and a sister, Vivian Bailey of Raleigh.

A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at Smith Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Swaim officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Smith Grove UMC Cemetery Fund, 3492 US Hwy 158, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.