|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1953|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 2009|
John Michael Morton, 55, of Stilwell, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009 near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was born October 10, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to John Jackson & Minnie Belle (Tune) Morton. He was retired from the United States Army where he received many awards & commendations for his service to his country. During his career in the military he worked in aviation as a crew chief with the Blackhawk choppers. He served in both Desert Strom & Desert Shield. His tour of duty with the Army was a big part of his life and he was very proud to be part of it. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign wars organization in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He enjoyed going to yard sales, actions & flea markets. He liked to hunt fish & be outdoors. He always cherished the time he got to spend with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Stephen Morton in 1974. Survivors include his mother Minnie Belle Morton of Poteau, Oklahoma. His son Michael Morton of Germany. His wife Meta of Germany. A stepdaughter, Heika of Germany. He leaves six brothers to mourn his passing and they are Joe Morton & wife Dianne of Stilwell, Marvin Morton & wife Betty of Spiro, Jackie Morton & wife Shirley of Poteau, Kenny Morton of Arkoma, Roger Morton & wife Mary of Stilwell & George Morton of Heavener. Two sisters also survive him and they are Charolette Williams & husband Frank of Arkoma & Peggy Self & husband Kenneth of Poteau. He leaves a legacy of two grandchildren, Thomas & Patrick. His close friend Jackie Campbell will remember him fondly. Services for Mr. Morton were held Monday, August 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Freewater Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Minnie Bell Tune Morton (1923 - 2011)
Steven Andrew Morton (1951 - 1974)*
John Michael Morton (1953 - 2009)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Aug 04, 2009
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