Keith Avery Morton, 71, of Stanfield, NC passed away Friday, February 7th, 2020 at his home. His funeral with full Military rights will be Monday, February 10th at 2:00PM at Mission Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Hyde and Rev. Ronnie Russell officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 9th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust.
Mr. Morton was born on November 19th, 1948 in Stanly County, NC to the late Vance Morton and Dortha Whitley Morton. He served in the U.S Air Force as Sgt. E4 from August 6th, 1968 until July 27th, 1972. He later became a mechanic with Otis Elevator Company and retired after 34 years of service. He was a member of Mission Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked in the baby nursery for 30 plus years where he was known as “Mr. Keith” or “Papa Keith”. He truly loved the children and they loved him just as much. Keith was also a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors #135 of Charlotte, NC. He enjoyed dove hunting, camping, and piddling in his shop.
Mr. Morton is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie Floyd Morton of the home, sons; Bradley Morton of Asheville, NC, Britt Morton (Stephen Swoap) of Greensboro, NC, and Brian Morton (Trixie) of Albemarle, NC, grandchildren; Jayde Morton, Luxe Morton, Kimber Morton, Nathaniel Swoap, Hayden Swoap, mother in law Peggy Floyd of Stanfield, NC, sister Joyce Morton Hunsucker (Roegell Hunsucker) of Albemarle, NC, brothers; Dale Morton of Norwood, NC, Sherrill Morton (Shelia) of Locust, NC, and Marcus Morton (Renee) of Locust, NC. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Hospice of Stanly & The Uwharrie, especially Crystal Thomas who he loved like a daughter and was caregiver for over 2 years. Also, to Renee Morton, Brandi Burleson, Sherri Ferguson and Janet Huntley who gave great love as well as care.
Memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Grand Central Station P.O. Box 4777 New York, NY 10163-4777 and Hospice of Stanly & The Uwharrie 960 N. First Street Albemarle, NC 28001.
Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Morton family.
To watch a memorial tribute video of Mr. Morton’s life click here.