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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

David C. Morton

September 6, 1963November 21, 2019
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MORTON, DAVID C., age 56 of Birmingham, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard C. Morton. He is survived by his mother, Jean C. Morton; brothers, Schley C. Morton (Traci), James H. Morton (Fay) and Kenneth W. Morton; nieces and nephews, Nikki Morton, Joseph Morton (Jessie), Scott Morton (Ashley) and Christopher Morton; and great nephew, Samuel Morton. David graduated from Banks High School and earned his Associates Degree from Bessemer Tech in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. His proudest achievement was being a cancer survivor. David was a member of McElwain Baptist Church and formerly employed at Hardy Engineering. He was a big Alabama football fan and enjoyed music and attending concerts. His family will celebrate his life on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel from 3-4 with a memorial service at 4:00.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Lynn Franklin Bengston

November 24, 2019

One of my funniest memories of David occurred when he was about 2 or 3. He followed his brothers down the street. Somewhere along the way, he got a dirty diaper. He took it off and was holding it by the corner, walking up Rosewood St. with poop from head to toe, crying. I can still hear Mrs. Morton in my mind on the front porch hollering in her wonderful North Carolina accent, "David Morton, get in this hooose!"

I always admired David. He was a trooper. I remember a few years ago sitting on the driveway talking to him. I asked him if he was ever worried about dying when he had cancer. He looked at me and said it never occurred to him that he might not survive it. I think part of the reason he lived is because he expected to!

He went through a lot, but I never heard him complain. I have told his story to many over the years. I will certainly miss him. I know Jesus and his father, my mom, dad, Karen and Bill were at heaven's gate to greet him

Mrs. Morton, Schley, Jimmy and Kenneth, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother. But, I am so happy he was here for 56 years!

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