Rodney Paul Morter, age 85, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Pittsburg Care and Rehab Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.
He was born February 21, 1933, in Ainsworth, Nebraska, the son of Paul Frederick Morter and Lila Thompson Morter.
At an early age, Rod enlisted in the United States Army. He faithfully served his country for twenty-two years. While with the Army he was stationed in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam as well as bases in the United States.
Following his retirement from the military, Rod settled in Newberg, Oregon. He worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies for the next six years.
In 2008, he relocated to Ft. Scott, Kansas. He enjoyed basketball and was a great fan of the Portland Trail Blazers. He also enjoyed being outdoors spending time fishing and horseback riding. He also liked to attend flea markets and auctions.
Survivors include his four children, Roderick Morter and wife, Janice, of Ft. Scott, Debra Morter-Womelsdorf and husband, Kevin, of Ft. Scott, Linh Sue Cady, of Vancouver, Washington and Joni Morter, of Lawrence, Kansas; twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and his former wife, Teresa Munroe, of Lawrence, Kansas. Also surviving are two sisters, Ramona and Eldoris.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Elijah Doherty, a brother, Harry and a sister, Joann.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct graveside services at 1:30 P.M. Monday, April 30th at the U. S. National Cemetery.
Full military honors will be conducted by the U. S. Army Honor Guard. Friends and family will meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.