Obituary for Terry Morton

Ponca City Now - December 6, 2019 4:17 pm

Terry Morton

November 28, 1950 – December 5, 2019

Terry Lee Morton, age 69, longtime resident of Newkirk, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his home.

A memorial celebration of Terry’s life will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Newkirk with Father Carson Krittenbrink and Gale Rider officiating. Following the ceremony, Terry will be laid to rest at the Newkirk Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be Doug Eisenhauer, Hugh Leven, Jerrold Dark, Rick Backhaus, Merl Engelking, Gary Potter and Albert Bacastow. Cremation and ceremony arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Terry was born on November 28, 1950 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Elmo and Lilly (Spurgeon) Morton. He was raised in Newkirk, graduating from Newkirk High School with the class of 1969. After high school, he attended Cowley County Community College. In 1975 Terry met his beloved wife Connie. They were married in Ponca City on May 8, 1976. While Terry farmed his whole life, following college, he went to work for a coop in Kansas, then an implement dealer. In the late 1970’s and into the early 1980’s he partnered with Merl Engelking to own and operate Morton Equipment in Arkansas City. Then, in the early 1990’s, Terry began working nights at Wal-Mart in Ponca City and Arkansas City.While at Wal-Mart, Terry served in about every capacity besides store manager before retiring in 2016. As well, Terry worked as a clerk at the Newkirk Sale Barn and the Blackwell Livestock Auction andPotter Auction Service until present times. In the community he served on numerous boards where his helpful input took good care of the matters at hand. As a giving, caring, hardworking farmer and family man, Terry spent his time looking after others without being concerned for himself. He worked alongside his sons, instilling in them a strong work ethic and the power of a close family. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his beloved wife Connie of the home, sons: Tyson Morton and wife Lori of Newkirk, Tyler Morton and wife Chrissy of Newkirk, Tanner Morton and fiancée Kelli Bricker of Edmond, OK; brother Perry Morton of Cedar Vale, KS, as well as his grandchildren: Trenton Morton, Teagan Morton, Takota Morton, Tucker Morton, and Talon Morton. Terry was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Paula Colwell and Bill Pond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 N. Fairview, Ponca City, OK 74601. Memories of Terry or condolences for the family may be shared at

Source: Trout Funeral Home