Gary Lynn (PaPa) Morton, 71, of El Dorado, Ark., passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at a Little Rock hospital. He was a retired plumber, a member of College Avenue Church of Christ in El Dorado and a former member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Van Buren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard L. Morton and Norene (Bailey) Morton.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Morton of the home; a daughter, Teresa Brown and her husband Rick of El Dorado; one son, Monty Morton and his wife Dana of Rogers; two brothers, Ronnie Morton and Ardy Morton and his wife Kathy, all of Mountainburg; a special sister, Janice Belcher of Van Buren; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oliver Springs Cemetery, north of Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. There will also be a family memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday at College Avenue Church of Christ in El Dorado.
A visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Morton, Austin Brown, Zac Carter, Ryan Morton, Devin Morton, Jacob Morton, Kevin Lamb and Clint Hogue.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Kurios in care of College Avenue Church of Christ El Dorado, 1817 North College Ave., El Dorado AR 71730.
Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.