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Jacob Ned MortonSeptember 21, 1982 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 34)
Jacob Ned Morton passed away suddenly on Saturday June 24, 2017 at the age of 34. Jacob was born September 21, 1982 in Salt Lake City Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School in 2001 and shortly thereafter joined the US Navy serving 15 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Brigette Morton, his pride and joy Logan Hunter Morton, parents Robert and Glenda Morton, brother Jason Morton (Corinne), sister Mary Alison Pierce (Jared), brother Danny Morton (Holly), brother Joe Morton, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Jake was also greatly loved by Brigette's family, which is quite an accomplishment to have your in-laws like you!! Amy Francis and Mike Mercado, we thank you. And all the cousin's, aunts and uncles on Brigette's side.
During Jake's 15 yrs of military service, he traveled the world and made many friends. All have expressed great love and sadness at his passing. He served his country well and took pride in his many assignments.
Everyone loved Jacob instantly. He was the epitome of a hard exterior but a softy & sweet panda on the inside. He loved running, spicy food, and should've started his own contracting company as he was the best handyman in the home. His laugh was contagious and he was the biggest goofball. He had a way of making you feel like you were the only person in a full busy room. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Jake was the loving father of his only child Logan, who; to say was obsessed with him, is an understatement. Logan is best known to daddy as “monkey”, “'monkey bones” and “grumpy Gus.” He had never been so proud of anything more in his life than holding his baby boy in his arms. Fatherhood to him was waking up in the middle of the night for a change, feeding, cuddling, bathing, belly tickles, 200 kisses a day, and watching him sleep in complete awe that he is his. Though his back would hurt; rocking Logan to sleep standing up was his favorite as they both looked out the balcony watching the sun set. Logan was born on January 4, 2017, as Jake's happiest day & greatest accomplishment.
Funeral services will be held Thursday July 6, 2017 at 2pm for visitation with services starting at 3pm at the Tate Mortuary, 110 South Main Street, Tooele UT, 84074. In lieu of flowers please donate to the https://www.gofundme.com/jakemorton created in Logan’s behalf.
And in the words of Jacob “SLAYER!!!!!”