FRED E. MORTON, 80, Cleveland, died July 9, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1941, he was a member of First Independent Church of Oneonta and loved to fish and work with his chickens. Predeceasing him were parents Wesley and Etta Morton, four brothers, and one half-brother.
Surviving are wife of 40 years Dorothy “Dot” Morton; children Grady Morton, Frank Morton, Mary Morton, and Etta Dean Thomas; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, and other family; two half-sisters.
Paul Sims officiated the 11 a.m. service held July 14 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Dailey’s Chapel Cemetery.