1934 - 2017

Thomas I. Morton, 82, of Hopedale, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his home.

He was born July 31, 1934, in Norfolk, Va., to Allan and Hazel Knapp Morton. He married Marilyn Gorby Painter Feb. 7, 1953, in Marion, Ohio. He later married Ellen Fetters Beckman July 19, 1982, in Richland, Wash., and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Ric Morton, Grady (Pati) Painter and Brett (Dee) Painter, all of Florida; two daughters, Debi Rene of Florida and Janiece Jackson of California; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frank (Linda) Morton of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law.

Cremation has been accorded.

A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Minier Assembly of God. The Rev. Ron Marsiglio will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Hopedale is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund.

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