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Gearld E. Morton, 83, of Dresden passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Dresden to Loyd and Lylan Morton.
Gearld was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time and playing with his grandchildren. He was a hardworking and loyal man, and he always put the needs of others over his own. He met the love of his life, Betty Jo Scoggins, when they were very young and always took the time to tell everyone how they met. He loved working on cars and working with his hands whether it was building onto the house or creating projects. He was a member of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge #497. He loved square dancing. He will be extremely missed by all his friends and family.
Gearld was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jo Morton; son, Randy Loyd Morton and wife Toni; daughter, Michelle Chavez and husband Martin; grandchildren, Lisa Chase, Amanda Morton, and Melissa Howard; great-grandchildren, Austin Baker and Nick Baker.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Pastor Rodney Bancroft.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and by selecting the Gearld E. Morton obituary.
Published on September 6, 2017
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