Alton Morris
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Alton Morris

NAME

Alton Dean Morris

HOME OF RECORD

Salem

DATE OF BIRTH

12/31/1947

STATE

IN

DATE OF DEATH

July 27, 2015

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

2019

Biography

Alton Dean Morris was born December 31st 1947. He was a 1966 graduate of Salem High School in Salem Indiana. After school he joined the army. He took basic at Fort Knox, Kentucky and schooling and training at Fort Belvoir,Virginia. Then he went to Vietnam. He served 1 year as a heavy machine operator. While in Vietnam he received a accommodation medal. He returned home in May 1969. On May 17 1969 he married Brenda L Alexander. They was married for 46 years. He worked as a diesel mechanic and construction his whole life,it was his passion. He had 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. He ran his own business from home a mechanic and welding shop until his health was too much. He had multiple medical problems from being exposed to Agent Orange.He also lost most of his hearing in Vietnam. We lost him on July 27th 2015. He made an impact on so many people and passed his knowledge onto whoever would listen. He loved his family and lived everyday with a smile on his face. He was in pain for so long but he never gave up or complained about anything. He was our Hero. While in Vietnam he learned his passion for mechanics and heavy equipment he would use this the rest of his life.He was a hard working man who always took time for his family or someone who needed a helping hand. He had a smile that stuck with you. He was an inspiration to us with his fighting spirit to never give up. Even at the end he was very sick but he never stopped fighting to live. Aww that smile was worth millions. We all love you Dad . Sadly missed by his family and friends

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR Alton Morris
POSTED ON 7.4.2019
POSTED BY: Tina Sidwell

My Daddy

My daddy was my best friend we had a true bond like no other he taught me respect and hard work but he also taught me unconditional love I miss him every day he was the hardest working man I have ever met and I was so proud of him one of my most treasured memories of him is our time we spent fishing even after he was admitted to the nursing home I would go get him and we would go to the lake even if we never got a bite we always had a great time together and memory was going to tractor shows and pulls together I could tell many stories of him and his love for life and his family he was the best Daddy a girl could ask for after we realized we needed help caring for him and he went to the nursing home I made a promise to him to visit him every day and I kept it I wanted to spend every minute I could with him he was truly amazing as we sat in the hospital all saying our good byes to our hero my husband came and got me and said it’s time he is holding on for you you have to tell him bye It was the hardest thing I have ever done as soon as I finished he let go I love you Daddy and I will miss you every day love your little girl Tina
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