Local veteran performer Bob Morton passed away peacefully in his sleep at home 1-13-11. Bob was a USAF veteran and will be remembered for his Riff Raff Band, and the many times he performed with Billy Barnett’s Thursday night jams at Sullivan’s and Crehan’s Irish Pub and the First Sunday Jams at Crehan’s. Bob suffered from diabetes, that may have been the cause of his death.
UPDATE 1-27-11 Burial of the cremains will be at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St Louis, MO with a military
ceremony. Those that plan to attend are asked to gather near the
entrance to the cemetery, near the administration building before
2 pm Friday 1-28-11 and follow the funeral director to the burial site.
Those in attendance may gather for a light luncheon at the Golden
Corral, 6110 S Lindbergh, St Louis, MO 314-416-9991, following the
We will remember you and miss you Bob.
This from Belleville News Democrat:
Robert P. Morton, 57, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born Feb. 22, 1953, in Belleville, Ill., died Jan. 13, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Morton was a professional musician. He played trombone and keyboards, performing with various bands throughout the area. He was a former member of the United States Air Force Band and the Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Morton; a brother, David M. Morton; and two sisters, Lois Elaine, in infancy, and Dianne Kay Morton.
Surviving are his mother, Gloria, nee Weisenborn, Morton of Belleville, Ill.; sisters, Joyce (Philip) Carpenter of Collinsville, Ill., and Rachel (Donald) Reveal of Belleville, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital. Internet visitors may register online at http://www.KalmerMemorialServices.com.
Funeral: There will be no visitation or funeral service.
According to his wishes, his remains will be cremated and his ashes buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
MEMORIAL SERVICES, O’Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from January 16 to January 17, 2011
No visitation and a cremation were Bob’s wishes. A memorial jam is a possibility very soon. Watch SkyReport for details. See the slide show of recent SkyReport file photos.