Donald "Shorty" Eugene Morton
May 27, 1936 - August 4, 2018
Donald “Shorty” Morton, 82, of Oyster Creek, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born in Osgood, Indiana to Marie and Omer Morton. In 1954, when he was only 17, he joined the Army. After basic training, he served 16 months in Korea. Upon his return, he was sent to Fort Polk, Louisiana. In December of ‘57 he met Linda Weeks of Port Arthur, Texas. This meeting resulted in a marriage of over 60 years. Don is survived by his wife, Linda Weeks Morton; and their two daughters, Jolee and Odus Hakk of Pollock, Texas and Janell and Jack Wiggins of Oyster Creek; his four granddaughters, Janay (Christopher) Jones of Apple Springs, Gina (Randal) Johnston of Houston, Janie Morton of Jones Creek, and Valarie Elmgren (René Martinez) of Clute; one grandson, Bobby Sifford (Carrie) of Gardendale, Texas. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, Julie Barrera, Hailie and Thomas Mooney, Emily and Johannes Elmgren, Kanin and Jentry Jones, Hannah, Cloie and Robert Sifford, Katelyn and Jason Chapa, Jalynn and Zoe Johnston, and Zachary Marinez; his brother, Omer Morton Jr. of Milan, Indiana; and two sisters, Janis Morton of Greensburg, Indiana, and Helen Bolt of Sarasota, Florida. Don was preceded in death by his son, D. Eugene Morton Jr.; and one grandson, Zachariah McKnight; also his parents, Marie and Omer Morton; two brothers, Clarence and Henry Morton; sisters, Phyllis and Joyce Morton, Dorothy Dickson and Barbara Huntington; as well as numerous other relatives and friends of Southern Indiana and Angelina County, Texas. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service. He will be cremated.