In Memory of

John William Morton

December 15, 1965–July 18, 2016

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About John William Morton

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.

~Alicia