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Dr. Buck Morton

Birth Date: September 1, 1931
Death Date: November 25, 2019

Dr. Buck Morton, 88, passed away in his home on November 25, 2019. He was a faithful pastor for over 60 years, author, and teacher. He was the Master of Ceremonies for the National Quartet Convention for nearly three decades. He was a steadfast supporter of the nation of Israel and visited there over 23 times. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annette. He is survived by his four children, Alan (Patricia), Christi, Donna Beth, and Scott (Loretta). He also has three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, December 1 from 12:00 pm until 2:30 pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Graveside services for the family will be held at the West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gracepoint Baptist Church, Wings Cancer Foundation, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

December 1, 2019
12:00 pm
- 2:30 pm
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
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  1. Mr. Gospel Sax-Reggie Lafaye

    Written by: Reggie Lafaye

    Pastor Buck: I don’t have tell any of you what Dr. Buck meant to all of us. If it had not been for Buck, I wouldn’t have become the sax evangelist that I did. By his introductions to his pastor friends and the leadership of God in his life, it launched my ministry.
    Thank you father for placing Brother Buck in my life.

  2. Brother Buck Morton

    Written by: Bill and Norma Weaver

    Dear Alan, Christie, Donna Beth, and Scott. We just received the word of Bro. Buck’s passing from this world to enter into our Perfect Heavenly Father’s World.. It seems I can hear the Great Reception from Jesus, Mrs. (M), as Bro. Buck so lovingly referred to so many times, and many others preceding them. Bro. Morton and all his family touched so may lives in so many ways with their teaching of God’s Holy Word, Love ,Mercy, and Compassion. The Morton’s time on this earth will be remembered by many. We lift you all up in our prayers. As Bro. Morton said many times,”In The Wing Life”. May God Bless You All.

  3. Alan, Christie, Donna Beth, Scott, and all the rest of the Wonderful Morton family. We just received the word of your Father’s
    leaving this world to enter our Heavenly Father’s Forever Home. We cannot tell you how very blessed we have been to have been included in your family for many years. You all have touched so many lives in so many different ways. We can rest assured that Bro. Morton and Mrs. (M) as he so lovingly referred to her are now at Perfect Peace with Jesus. This just makes us all feel just closer to the time when Jesus calls us home. My God bless you all and as Bro. would say “In the wing life”, we are ready.

  4. My condolences. I have known Dr. Buck for over 50 years. Worked with him over the years with our shared love of Southern Gospel Music. A great, great, worker for the Kingdom of God!

  5. Deepest Gratitude

    Written by: Elaine Williams

    Alan, Christi, Donna Beth and Scott,
    You all were so fortunate to have such a great man as your father. Thank you for sharing him with so many as a counselor and Pastor. We could almost hear from here when God greeted your dad saying, ‘Well done, my good and faithful son’!
    Much love to you all and I will see you soon.

  6. Christy, Donna, Allan and Scott. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Morton. I cherish the many years we spent together at West Paris Baptist Church in Paris, Tn. I have thought of him and the entire family often over the years. Although I only saw him a few times after the family left West Paris, the fun we had and the many years of serving the LORD both in music and word will always be foremost in my mind. I thank GOD for the privilege of knowing and Working with him and for getting to know the family. My prayers go out for you.

  7. Celebrating A Life Well Lived!

    Written by: Ken & Christi Martin

    Sarah, Jared, Adisyn, Andrew, Ava, Alston and the entire Morton Family – Sending our love and prayers.
    Remembering Buck Morton – A man of faith and perseverance has gloriously arrived from his pilgrimage here, into the applause of Heaven. On November 25th, Jesus arose from His throne at the right hand of the Father to welcome Buck into Heaven with the cherished words, “Well done thy good and faithful servant”.
    As we had the pleasure of having lunch together, we were uplifted by Buck’s love of Christ, the Holy Land, and his prayer circle. What we observed was what so many had already experienced; a man wholly devoted to Jesus, exhibiting the character of our Heavenly Father: love, forgiveness, faithfulness, and grace. Buck could love everyone because the Father is love and he knew this love; forgiveness, because he was forgiven; faithfulness, because the Father is faithful; and grace to all, because he had experienced the Father’s unmerited acceptance in his own life. Although we were not able to spend a lot of time with Dr. Morton, we are so grateful for the influence he had in our daughter in-law, Sarah’s life.

  8. So sorry to hear of Dr. Buck’s passing. We didn’t see him very often, especially in the latter years, but he was always so glad to see us when our paths did cross. He was very encouraging and supportive of my singing ministry and I will always be grateful to him for that. We always enjoyed hearing him sing as well. Love and prayers for the family.

  9. Brother Buck

    Written by: Mark Snyder

    So sorry for your loss. Brother Buck was a fine man indeed. Prayers going up for the entire family.

  10. Dr. Buck Morton

    Written by: Louise Hudspeth Shrull, Ashland MO

    For Dr. Buck’s family, we (Rick and Robin Hudspeth, Melanie and Larry Madore, nee Hudspeth, and myself), remember our years with first Baptist Church in Portagevile fondly and offer our sympathy at this time of sorrow. What a grand reunion in heaven there is now. Take comfort in that.

  11. We’re so sorry for your loss but we celebrate Brother Buck’s home going. I’ll always remember him for his good advice and love of our Lord. May God bless you with comfort only he can provide.

  12. Morton children, We were so sorry to hear of Dr. B’s passing, and yet, what a homecoming there was in heaven. Not only with Mrs. M, but with the many that he had the privilege of sharing Christ with. We loved him dearly and appreciate so much all the time and effort he spent with us. He and your mom were wonderful, godly, people and he will be missed by all. We are so sorry we can’t be there Sunday, but we are following your dad’s footsteps in the ministry. Our love and prayers are with you at this time. Shalom Dr. B.

  13. Dr Buck Morton

    Written by: Greg and Edie Washington

    So sorry to hear about Dr Buck’s passing. He was a great man. I learned a lot from him in our time together. Praying for your family.

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