Monday, August 22, 2016

Obituary - Frederick Donald (Don) Morton

Frederick Donald (Don) Morton
Frederick Donald (Don) Morton passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Clinton, Missouri. Don's wishes were to be cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Don was born (November 8, 1931) and raised in Groton, Massachusetts. After high school, Don entered the United States Air Force and served his country from 1952 to 1956. He was also in the Air Force Reserve from 1956-1960. After his discharge from the military he moved to Florida. He was the father of three girls: Terry Morton Tomasek (Elon, North Carolina), Lisa Morton Lee (Clinton, Missouri), and Jill Morton Ballard (Clinton, Missouri). Don owned a successful automobile painting company in Lake Worth, Florida (B & D Paint Company).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Morton and his parents, Walter and Agnes Morton as well as brother, Finnamore Morton and sister Florence Martin.

He is survived by his brother David Morton of Groton, Massachusetts and his three daughters and their families as well as many nieces and nephews. A special note of gratitude and deepest appreciation is extended to the exceptional staff at the Arbors of Glendale Gardens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.