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Vernon Leon Morton Sr.

June 25, 1936 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 83)

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Vernon Leon Morton Sr., 83, of Chickamauga, Ga. passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at his residence.  He had lived most of his life in Walker County and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Chickamauga.  Mr. Morton was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict.  He was retired from the City of Chattanooga as a heavy duty mechanic with over 25 years of service.   Mr. Morton loved his family, working on cars, always doing for others, and working in the garden.  He never met a stranger and loved to talk and was an Alabama fan.  He had a wonderful smile and personality with a great laugh.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Christine Morton; brother, J. W. Morton; sister, Elizabeth Morton; granddaughter, Tabitha Morton.


Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Martha Morton; four children, Vernon L. Morton Jr., Victor L. Morton, V. Michelle Cruise, Christy L. Morton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Underwood officiating.  Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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September 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
September 26, 2019

12:30 PM
Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel

Interment following funeral service
September 26, 2019

Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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