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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Marshall Morton

November 28, 1939July 16, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Marshall Morton, 79, of Olive Branch, MS passed away July 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son, William Edward “Ed” Morton; his parents, Emmitt and Pearl Morton; and his sisters, Mary Moore, Elizabeth Cecil, and Nellie Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Morton. Bob has been a member of Bellevue Baptist Church for 30 years. He was involved in various activities with the church. He was an usher, Former chairman of the Car Care Ministry, and a longtime member of the Charlie Brand Life Group. He also was the owner of several Texaco Service Stations in Memphis. Bob owned Bob Morton’s Auto Repair Service in Whitehaven for 35 years and was said to be the Michael Jordan of car care. Family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, July 19th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 2:00pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Joyce Morton, Wife
  • He was preceded in death by his son, William Edward “Ed” Morton; his parents, Emmitt and Pearl Morton; and his sisters, Mary Moore, Elizabeth Cecil, and Nellie Thomas.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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REBBIE FLOYD

July 18, 2019

REBBIE FLOYD

July 18, 2019

Such a great loss to my husband and I. A huge loss, especially to our daughters. The Mortons and my daughters have adopted each other in a family way. I will never forget his kindness. He was a father figure, as well as a mentor to me & Craig. So many customers have always commented on their continued loyalty because he was the most honest guy in the automotive repair business. Many men remember him in the Whitehaven neighborhood as their parents go to mechanic. Their parents sent them once they got their first cars as teens. Of course, one of his claims to fame is being Elvis' mechanic and is mentioned in the book of facts about Elvis. I asked him did he have photos of them together, he just said, he already had too many people wanting pictures and we were friends, I didn't need that. He will always be in my heart forever. I will miss talking to him and getting his words of wisdom when I was at a loss. There's no doubt in my mind that he's in heaven with his beloved son, parents and sisters. He loved his church and was quite a fun character to be around. One thing I know for sure, he adored his beautiful wife, Joyce, as do we. We love your Mrs. M.

Stanley Goughler

July 18, 2019

Dearest Joyce,
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your husband. Know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

With Love & Sympathy,
The Goughler Family
Stanley, Chun-Cha, Ginger, and Wendy

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Biography

Robert “Bob” Marshall Morton, 79, of Olive Branch, MS passed away July 16, 2019.
He was preceded in death by his son, William Edward “Ed” Morton; his parents, Emmitt and Pearl Morton; and his sisters, Mary Moore, Elizabeth Cecil, and Nellie Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Morton.
Bob has been a member of Bellevue Baptist Church for 30 years. He was involved in various activities with the church. He was an usher, Former chairman of the Car Care Ministry, and a longtime member of the Charlie Brand Life Group. He also was the owner of several Texaco Service Stations in Memphis. Bob owned Bob Morton’s Auto Repair Service in Whitehaven for 35 years and was said to be the Michael Jordan of car care.
Family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, July 19th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 2:00pm.