William E. "Bill" Morton

March 17, 1932September 17, 2013
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William E. “Bill” Morton, 81, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on March 17, 1932 in Port Huron, MI, the son of the late George and Laura (Alexander) Morton. He married Sally Gregory on March 4, 1953 in St. Clair, MI.

After graduating from Port Huron High School in Port Huron, MI, he attended Port Huron Junior college, Oakland University in Rochester, MI, and General Motors Institute in Flint, MI. Mr. Morton worked as a service representative for General Motors Pontiac Division. After retiring from General Motors, he worked for the State of Kentucky, and later for The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis. IN. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Marshall Islands during the Korean War. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield and was a life-member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #9 in St. Clair, MI.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 children, William E. Morton, Jr. of South Bend, IN, Charles G. Morton of Akron, OH, and Susan (husband Greg) Akers of Springfield; 3 grandchildren, Heather (husband Julian) Mayle, Justin Morton, and Brad Akers; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Barbara Jean Morton, and 2 brothers Lloyd and Stanley Morton.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 from 10 am until time of the memorial service at 11 am at First United Methodist Church, 2924 Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL 62711.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Service Hospice in Springfield.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 20, 2013

William E. "Bill" Morton

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Terri Lambert

March 19, 2014

Aunt Sally, So sorry to hear Uncle Bill passed away!I just found out today! So sorry we lost contact, i have been trying to search for the two of you. Grandma Betsy passed away last May so i know they are sharing stories.....god bless..prayers for you and your family..Terri Lambert(Pulleyblank)

Winchell family

September 27, 2013

Your family remains close to our hearts. We are so sorry for your loss. Chris and Emily Winchell

Howard and Andi Sass

September 26, 2013

We are sorry for your loss.

Darlene Flora

September 23, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne and Darlene Flora
Walkerton, IN

Marilyn & Scott Taulbee

September 23, 2013

Sally and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our special friend Bill. I often think of the wonderful times that we had in Lexington, Ky and the many laughs and food that we shared! We are praying for you all as you go through this difficult time in your lives.


Marilyn and Scott Taulbee

Michael Beckmann

September 19, 2013

You are in are thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Love, Mike and Karen Beckmann

Eric Ferguson

September 19, 2013

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Eric and Amy Ferguson