Obit: David E. Morton, Ludington

March 28, 2014
David Morton

David Morton

David E. Morton, aged 57 of Ludington, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  David was born on September 15, 1956 in West Virginia, and graduated from Mason County Central High School with the class of 1975.  On December 10, 1998, he married Jessie (Peek) Mullins in Ludington and they have celebrated 15 years together.

David worked with emergency services and security for Dow Chemical in Ludington for 17 years, retiring in 2001, and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.  He served as President of the Mason-Lake camp of Gideon’s International, committed in his faith always looking for ways to reach the unsaved.  David was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed listening to country and gospel music.  As a woodworker, he made many beautiful pieces of furniture for his family and church.  Always the outdoorsman, he especially liked to work with oak.  Along with praising his God, David always found joy in the company of his family and friends.

David will be greatly missed by his wife Jessie, children David (Becky) Mullins of Pentwater, Maxwell Mullins of Ludington, Robbie Ann (Jason) Hathaway of Ludington, Amanda Morton of DeWitt, and Aaron Morton of Arkansas, his grandchildren Wyatt Collins, Jayden and Jeron Hathaway, and Ava Mullins, his sister Vanessa Henson and his brother Rufus Henson both of Wyoming, his aunts MaryEllen (Robert) Racette, Helen (Dale) Poynt all of Wyoming, Peggy (Tom) Heinrich of Florida, and Georgia (Dennis) Oliver of Grand Rapids, his uncle Roy (Marilyn) Morton of Wyoming, several nieces and nephews, and his buddies – dogs Jack and Joey.

Funeral services will be held for David at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 1 at Calvary Baptist Church, with his pastor, Rev. Tim Yankee officiating.  Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington.  Friends may meet with his family for a time of visitation on Monday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the church.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan – Mason County, or Gideon’s International.  Please visit David’s personal memory page at www.stephensfuneralhome.netto sign his guestbook, or to leave a memory of David for his family.AD_100_wyman

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