George W. Morton, 72, of Slater, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Slater with Pastor Mark Hass officiating. Bethany Weiker organist will play "On Eagles Wings" and "Amazing Grace". Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Pallbearers will be Phillip Howard, Aaron Howard, Randy Morton, Tim Morton, Darrell Durham and Rick Morton. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Sept. 30, 1937 in Slater, he was the son of the late Amos E. and Nannie Fizer Morton. On Sept. 7, 1964, in Jay, Okla., he married Kathleen (Kathy) Gray who survives of the home. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Slater. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post #78 in Slater. He worked for 40 years as butcher at A & P Grocery store, United Super, Consumers and Patricias until his retirement.
He is survived by one son, Phillip Morton, of Mexico; one daughter, Tammy Howard, of Raymore; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Morton, Harold Morton and A.C. Morton, all of Slater and four sisters, Betty Martin, Mildred Bryson and Mary Bryson, all of Slater and Lucille Durham, of Polo. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis Morton and Kenneth Morton.