Skip to content

Obituary - Larry Morton

Larry Kittrell Morton, 65, retired trainman for CSX Transportation and resident of Dry Fork Road in the Hampshire Community, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Williamson Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with David D. Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Worley Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy may be sent to

The Maury County native was a graduate of Hampshire High School and member of Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the “God & Country” medal, the highest honor given by BSA.

He served in the Tennessee National Guard and was a life-long member of Cathey’s Creek Church of Christ. For his entire adult life, he raised, trained, and showed Tennessee Walking Horses. He was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association and former member of the Maury County Horsemen’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Morton, Jr. in 2002. Survivors include his wife, Linda Williams Morton of Hampshire; daughters, Kelly Sue (Danny) Stinnett of Hampshire and Julie (Dustin) Lewis of Duck River; a son, Ronald Kittrell Morton of Hampshire; his mother, Kathleen Whiteside Morton of Hampshire; sister, Nancy (Mike) Bassett of Antioch; brothers, Charles E. (Linda) Morton, III of Mt. Pleasant and Benny (Brenda) Morton of Hampshire; grandchildren, Samantha Sue Stinnett of Hampshire, Thomas Kyle Lewis and Lindsey Kaye Lewis of Duck River, and Tristan Alexander Cole of Columbia; his mother-in-law, Ruth Cannady Williams of Columbia.

Active pallbearers are Ross Morton, Charles E. Morton, IV, Jeff Whiteside, Glen Whiteside, Harold Delk, Neil Delk, Jason Delk, Brandon Williams, and Michael Grimes.

Honorary pallbearers include Cecil Whiteside, Valton Rummage, Larry Bruce, Charles Tisher, Jim Rodgers, Walter A. Dycus, Barney Cannady, CSX Employees, Dry Fork Friends, and members of Cathey’s Creek Church of Christ.


More Stories

  • Latest Issue 8 19 19

    Read More
  • Celebration prayer meeting scheduled

    This year marks the third annual Celebration for Christ get together! One week from today starts the first evening performance of “the greatest show on earth”. Come join together on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6:00 pm at the Champions Arena bleachers... Read More
  • Celebration Reels now available on ReporTV

    Get ready for this year's Celebration by enjoying the final three nights of the 2018 Celebration with Celebration Reels now available on ReporTV! Brought to you by The Walking Horse Report and Dean Johnson Video.  Read More
  • WHTA Board and General Membership Meeting coming up!

    The WHTA Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, August 20, at 4:30 pm. The General Membership meeting will follow at 6:00 pm. Lobbyist, Jeff Speaks, will attend and discuss all legal issues. All interested parties are invited to attend.  Read More
  • HSUS files lawsuit aiming to reinstate rule tabled by Trump

    The Humane Society of the United States filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 14 against the United States Department of Agriculture in what the HSUS called an attempt to reinstate a final rule that was set aside by the Trump administration back in 2017 that would have banned action devices, pads and eliminated the Horse Industry Organization structure.  Read More
  • Equine Obituary – WGC Repeats Color Me In

    Raised by Kasey Kesselring, "Whitey" was a once in a lifetime mare that took many children to the Winners Circle safely, including Kailin Kesselring's first set of roses at the Spotted Championships. From a broodmare, to lesson horse at Montverde Academy in Florida, to a safe show ring mount for any level rider... Read More
  • Walking Horse Report’s daily papers and office hours

    The Celebration is the busiest time of year for Walking Horse Report. We strive to provide the best possible coverage of the industry’s world championship horse show. We will continue to post live results and judges’ cards. Read More
  • Obituary – Carl Johnson

    Mr. Carl M. Johnson, age 89, a resident of Columbia, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at NHC-Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Swango officiating. Read More
  • Neck ribbons to be presented to all winners

    In something new to the Celebration this year, beautiful neck ribbons will be presented to winners of each preliminary in 2019. In addition to these, each winner will also receive a bridle blue ribbon. The 81st annual Celebration kicks off Aug. 21 and goes through the end of the month.   Read More
  • Celebration Live Stream available throughout show

    Do you want to be at the 81st annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration but can’t make it? Have no fear, because live stream internet is available to anyone not wanting to miss any of the action.

    Single night purchases for live stream video fee is $19.99, or a package deal that includes the entire show is available for $89.99. To make your purchase anytime leading up to the show visit the 

    Read More