In memory of

John William Morton

Dec 15, 1965
Jul 18, 2016


John William Morton passed unexpectedly July 18th, 2016 he was born in Stayton Oregon December 15th, 1965 and grew up around Oregon. John was only 50 years old at the time of his sudden passing, he was taking care of with Mother who had just beat lung cancer. He will be incredibly missed by his family and friends and will live on in all the memories created.

Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"
"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

~Lynard Skynyrd
Simple Man

John had a love of music he loved heavy 80's metal, some of his favorite bands included Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, KISS,  Lynard Skynyrd and may more. You could always expect to have an amazing conversation with him about the music he loved. John was amazing and loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He left a large impact on all those around him and was always up for a good time.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
 ~Joshua 1;9

John was survived by his mother Loweta Morton, his daughter Alicia, her husband Kyle Jeppsen, his sisters Joanna and her husband Ron Bjornstad, Lois and her husband Eric Cornwell, his brother Duane and his wife Sherry Morton, and his one granddaughter Hailey.  He is also survived by his six nephews Jeremy Jeffrey, Shawn, Nathan, Louis, Travis and his great nephews Clayton and Mackinnley.

Like fountains of sorrow, the faces are crying
I'm witnessing all of their pain
Death is so final, for only the living
The spirit will always remain

~Ozzy Osbourne
 Back On Earth
Dad I will miss you so much! I will see you again one day and we will share stories of all our adventures until then I love you, and I know you are watching over all of us.


Service Information

Celebration Of Life
Community Center in Stayton Oregon
400 W Virginia St
Stayton, Oregon
July 31st 2015 from 2-5pm


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Donna Elgin says:

    I was totally floored when I heard of this. Thousands and thousands of memories with Johnny that i could never forget. RIP Johnny....until we meet again my friend ♡♡

  2. Alicia says:

    Guess it's my turn, words can't express how much I miss you. I know you loved Hailey and I so much and I know you are finally at peace and that brings me comfort. I just wish I could tell you how proud I am of you and how much I love you. Thank you for being my Dad not even Death can change that you will always be my Daddy and I will alway love you.

  3. Uncle Roger says:

    "According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." Thessalonians 4:15
    I look forward to meeting you in heaven with our Lord... Sweat dreams and a peaceful rest brother...

  4. Robert buckles says:

    Its been an amazing journey my friend and brother......I'm really gonna miss you ....I remember the days of old when we would rock the house out to sitting in church together some 30 years later.....amazing.....something you said recently to me really touched my looked at me said their are so many things that I need to do right now for myself but it's all gonna have to wait because I need to take care of my mom she's sick......and you said that's what iam gonna do.......I admired you that day my friend.......I'm really gonna miss you my friend and until we meet again.......we will be looking out for mom.....

  5. Marsha Shinault Layne says:

    We lived too far away in this life. I love you and am praying for you family. Your cousin.

  6. Lois says:

    Little brother, friend, encourager, gentle heart. And also rabble rouser and trouble maker! All of these and more don't do enough to to describe who you were. Thank you for all you did for Eric. For listening. For making me laugh. For being a part of my life for fifty years. I remember changing your diapers! You were loved more than you knew. My heart will miss you. Your big Sis, Lois

  7. Tina Babb says:

    John, you will be missed so very much. I have so many memories of you. I was 14 when we met and you were apart of my life every since. You were one crazy SOB, but what stands out most is your loyalty. Thank you for always being my friend, even when I may have been acting like a little twit. You had so much love for your mother, daughter and of course your beautiful granddaughter - I could see the love in your eyes when you talked about them. I am going to miss you my friend. This is not goodbye, this is I'll see on the other side. Love you John ❤

  8. Mr.Shannon Payne says:

    John ill miss you so much . Word can't exsplain the numbness I feel . All I can say is ! Your free as a bird spread your wings an fly high let your spirit take you to that place you couldn't ever find . You an your whole family gave me that of witch I missed out on haveing family even though you were my cousin you were more a brother we did some crazy ass shit in are day yes we did an they will always be a part of me . Good bye for now my friend b.b.b.b

  9. Suzie says:

    Well my friend this is not the End. You will live on in all of our hearts that you have touched. I know you are watching over your family and amazed at the outpouring of love and support coming in your memory. Your love of your daughter and mom and grand daughter is still felt. My heart is broken you left too soon. I know you watch over me too. I really loved you so very much. You were my friend first and last that's what I will always hold close. You used to quote that damn Doors song back in the day."This is the End ...My only friend The End"! I still hear it sometimes. Well this is not good bye or The End my friend this is: "I will see ya when I get there"! I will miss our phone calls and you sending me pictures of Hailey and yourself. This is so hard. I wish I could've been there more for you. I know you're in a better place. Damn I'm gonna miss you. Love you forever. Suzie

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home for John's arrangements. We offer our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. May you find the peace and comfort you seek.

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