J. Frank Morton

Jul. 15, 2013 @ 11:42 PM

J. Frank Morton, age 84 of Pigeon Forge, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sevierville and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Mr. Morton was co-owner of Arby’s restaurant in Pigeon Forge and served as co-manager of Middle Creek Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Reba Morton; brother, Edward Morton; sister, Ann Hauth; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lee and Vera Fox, and brother-in-law, James Lee Fox.

Survivors: Wife: Mary Claire Morton; Son: David Morton; Daughter and son-in-law: Mary Anne and Mike Delozier; Grandchildren: Lee Morton, John Delozier, B.J. Delozier and wife, Tish; Great grandson: Nicholas Lee Morton; Sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jeanne and L.P. Rawlings and Charlotte Trotter Fox; Several nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Middle Creek Cemetery Association, 1830 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 or First United Methodist Church Sevierville-Building Fund, 214 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.

The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday with funeral service to follow at 7PM at First United Methodist Church in Sevierville with Rev. Drew Henry officiating. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Thursday in Middle Creek Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Middle Creek Cemetery Board. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.