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Obituaries

ROBERT E MORTON JR

October 21, 1949 - September 28, 2018

CELEBRATION OF A LIFE WELL LIVED
Retired FHP and active BCSO Deputy
Robert “Bob” Edward Morton, Jr.
October 21, 1949 – September 28, 2018

 

Service
Thursday, October 4, 2018 @10am
First Baptist Church Merritt Island
140 Magnolia Avenue
Merritt Island, Florida 32952

Robert Edward Morton, Jr. 68, passed peacefully to be with our Lord on Friday, September 28, 2018, after a long, hard fight with cancer. His Celebration of a Life Well Lived will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.
Bob was born on October 21, 1949, in Jacksonville, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Robert Edward Morton, Sr. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Vicki; one daughter, Andrea Wagner; a grandson, Donovan Wagner; step-daughter Shannon (Chris) Pedano and three step-grandchildren; and his sidekick step-daughter Brittany Sleeth and two step-grandchildren, Corbin and Vivian Sleeth; two sisters, Patricia (Bobby) Kelly; and Ann (Gary) Jurenovich; two nephews and a niece and a ton of loving, caring friends.
Bob graduated from Englewood High School in 1967 and went to North Florida Junior College. After that, he decided he wanted to work with the Florida Highway Patrol and graduated in 1972. He proudly served with FHP in Brevard County for 34 years. He retired from FHP in 2006. He later decided he wanted to continue working and became a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputy in 2008. He worked in Court Services until his death and touched many lives.
Bob loved the outdoors and animals. He loved fishing and was an avid hunter. He loved his Nickel Hunt Club in Georgia and his long-time friends.
Bob was a one-of-kind person; such a sweet, gentle spirit. He led by example, not by words. He made everyone feel loved and special. The world was a better place with Bob Morton in it. He will be sorely missed.

Acknowledgment
The family of the late Deputy Robert Morton would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the comforting messages, floral tributes, meals, gift cards, and other expressions of kindness during this time of bereavement.

 

THE DASH

I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend.  He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash.  What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change?  For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile…remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
by Linda Ellis