Earnest Leo Morton

October 7, 1934February 7, 2019

Earnest Leo Morton, 84, a resident of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away on February 7th, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Earnest was born on October 7th, 1934 in Darwin, Oklahoma to Fredrick and Jewel Morton. He married Vesta Mae, on June 10th, 1956 and was blessed with four children; sons David Morton and wife Linda, Paul Morton and wife Norma, Perry Morton and wife Joyce and daughter Deborah Morton. Earnest was also blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren of whom he was very proud.

Earnest was preceded in death by his parents.

Earnest loved his wife Vesta dearly and loved to share that they were both baptized on the same date, February 2nd of different years. Vesta was baptized in 1952 and Earnest 33 years later in 1985. Earnest was also an extremely proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Condolences can be shared at


  • David Morton, Active Pallbearer
  • Paul Morton, Active Pallbearer
  • Perry Morton, Active Pallbearer
  • Deborah Morton, Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry Morton, Active Pallbearer
  • Adam Morton, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, February 14, 2019

Earnest Leo Morton

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Beth (Dakota) Morton

February 12, 2019

I had to chuckle when i read the bit about him being so proud of the baptism dates. It made me remember how he always reminded me every single year for 33 years that i shared a birthday with his father. Grandpa really liked to remember special dates. Love you grandpa.

Jerry Morton

February 8, 2019

I could hardly pick a single memory because Grandpa taught me so much so I went with the memory of him and my Grandma blessing my wife Ashley and I by bringing the foundation of my family together for the first time in forever in attending our wedding in 2017. Grandpa was going through some health problems at the time but he never complained. Seeing all of them together on the best day of my life I will never forget. Thank you for being a role model of showing me what a real man is, I love you Grandpa.