Russell Eugene Morton

May 12, 1950 ~ May 28, 2020 (age 70)


Russell Eugene "Gene" Morton, age 70 of Harned, KY died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Hardinsburg, KY on May 12, 1950. Gene was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church and retired from Petroleum Service. He loved his family, especially family gatherings where he enjoyed good food and lots of fun. He was a very generous man who wanted to help others and did so by donating blood on a regular basis to the American Red Cross. He enjoyed being outdoors, mowing his lawn and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father Harvey Russell Morton.

Gene is survived by Lois, his wife of 48 years.

Mother - Sara Jo Morton of Mt. Vernon, IN

4 children: David Morton and his wife Emily, Janine Tucker and her husband Tim, Derrick Morton, Scott Morton and his wife Rebecca of Hardinsburg, KY

6 grandchidlren: Abby, Sean, Luke, Jack and Aidan Morton, Nathan Tucker

2 brothers: Danny Morton and his wife Ann of Hardinsburg, KY Steve Morton and his wife Kim of Mt. Vernon, IN

1 sister: Robin Wilhite and her husband Steve of Texas

Funeral services will be held at St. Romuald Catholic Church in Hardinsburg, KY on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1 PM with Fr. Tony Jones officiating. Visitation will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Tuesday, 11AM - 12:30 PM under CDC guidelines.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Romuald Catholic Church, American Red Cross or Breck. Co. Relay for Life.


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June 2, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Trent-Dowell Funeral Home
306 South Hardin Street
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Funeral Service
June 2, 2020

1:00 PM
St Romuald Catholic Church
394 N Highway 259
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Please note
CDC guidelines will be followed concerning number of people allowed in the funeral home as well as at the church.


American Red Cross
P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines IA 50340
Tel: 1-800-733-2767

Breck. Co. Relay for Life
384 South Highway 259, Harned KY 40178

St. Romuald Catholic Church
394 North Highway 259, Hardinsburg KY 40143
Tel: 1-270-756-2356

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