This is Dan Morton again, Glenn’s oldest son.
Knowing that he loved this community, I wanted to let you all know that my dad joined his Savior last night around 9:40PM CST. At that time, he was surrounded my his three sons and his wife, and was peacefully sleeping.
I also wanted you to know that he considered his engagement with this community, along with the insights he gained and theories he built and tested here to be among the most important in his life. Earlier, I’d posted that he finished and published his book. He fought hard to complete that book and, upon our getting it onto Kindle, he promptly fell asleep. He was mightily struggling for his last couple of weeks, but he would not rest (and sometimes wouldn’t even take his pain meds) while he was working on it. While he was in and out of consciousness over the last few days, publishing that book was his last real activity before yielding to the cancer that plagued him for 17 years and became especially painful over the last couple of years. I also noticed that he was posting here until he couldn’t post any longer.
More importantly to us, though, were his repeated words to us as his breath became labored. Whenever he saw my mom, my brothers, or I, he would repeat “I love you”. We love him too. He was a fantastic father who showed us faith by action, taught us to think, and encouraged us to live our best lives. He demonstrated love to us in so many ways – to our mom, to us, and to his grandchildren and daughters-in-law. We’re deeply grateful for the legacy he left us.
My brother Matt posted to Caring Bridge (here), and I’ll reply here with his obituary when it’s published.