Robert B. Morton

October 11, 1947March 26, 2019
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Robert B. Morton, 71, of Greensburg passed away on March 26, 2019. He was born on October 11, 1947 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Ellsworth and Norma Jean Corson Morton. Robert was the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Sunman High School in 1965. After high school he enlisted and served in the Army National Guard. On August 16, 1975 he married Jane Cook and together they had two sons Bill and Ryan. Robert was passionate about his sons; he coached them for many years in various sports. In 1999, he retired from Cummins Engine Company. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post #129, Eagles Lodge # 927, and First Christian Church. Survivors include: Wife- Jane Morton; Sons- Bill (Megan) Morton and Ryan (Julie) Morton; Grandchildren- Parker, Chase, Sage, Archer, Quinn, Molly, and Teddy Morton; Siblings- Diana (Jerry) Ertel, Debra (Mike) Tower, Ginger (Mike) Troxell, and Brian (Kelli) Morton; Mother in Law- Doris Cook; Brother in Law- Darrell Thomas; Sister in Law Karen Matlock; many Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Great Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister- Suzanne Thomas; and Brother- Billy Morton. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland Howe Funeral Home on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Rev. Danny Wolford will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Ellsworth Morton, Father
  • Norma Jean Morton, Mother
  • Jane Morton, Wife
  • Bill (Megan) Morton, Son
  • Ryan (Julie) Morton, Son
  • Parker Morton, Grandchild
  • Chase Morton, Grandchild
  • Sage Morton, Grandchild
  • Archer Morton, Grandchild
  • Quinn Morton, Grandchild
  • Molly Morton, Grandchild
  • Teddy Morton, Grandchild
  • Suzanne Thomas, Sister
  • Diana (Jerry) Ertel, Sister
  • Debra (Mike) Tower, Sister
  • Billy Morton, Brother
  • Ginger (Mike) Troxell, Sister
  • Brian (Kelli) Morton, Brother
  • Doris Cook, Mother-in-law
  • Darrell Thomas, Brother-in-law
  • Karen Matlock, Sister-in-law

  • Bill Morton
  • Ryan Morton
  • Brian Morton
  • Mike Tower
  • Mike Troxell
  • Jerry Ertel
  • Darrell Thomas


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Kristen Miller

March 29, 2019

I'll never forget the time security was called when Bob screamed in excitement at the hospital after his first grandson, Parker, was born.

Debbie and Ron Zimmer

March 29, 2019

Jane and all of Bob's family
All of you have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob.
We had a lot of fun times with Bob over the years. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie and Ronnie Zimmer, St. Leon

Dale Robbins

March 29, 2019

I miss you already. RIP my close lifelong friend.

Rick and Lynn Bewley

March 29, 2019

Dear Jane and family,

We were so very sad to hear of Bob‘s passing so early in his life. I remember him to be one to crack funny comments randomly. Rick says, “The golf games were always entertaining. No matter if we found our ball or not. “

Peace be with you all,
Lynn & Rick

Shawn and Valerie Land

March 28, 2019

Bill and Ryan, so sorry for your loss. I would have played ball for your dad anytime.

Vickie and Larry Bullard

March 27, 2019

If only I could put into words all the memories me and Bob made over the years of our friendship . He was and always will be my best friend. He leaves quite a legacy here on earth though his Sons and Grandchildren. Prayers for the family that God may give them the strength they need to get though such a difficult time.

Terry Kaufman

March 27, 2019

Janie and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff Baber called me last evening about the news. I know that Bob had a wonderful life and will be missed by all his family. My Mom loved her visits to Greensburg to see Doris, Karen, Janie and all their families. Terry Kaufman

Pat Kramer

March 26, 2019

I loved getting him fired up about Pirate or Hoosier basketball especially Bobby Knight. Him and ole Bullard were the best chicken fryers around. He fried a bunch of chicken and fish for my 40th birthday and it was a hit.

Kelly Pettit

March 26, 2019

Jane, Bill, Ryan and family. We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. Your dad, mom and you two were such a big part of our family's life. So many great memories of you all. Greg and your dad had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. Jane thinking of you today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Greg, Kelly and kids