(Nov. 26, 2019) — Singing News has learned that Dr. Buck Morton, former longtime emcee of the National Quartet Convention, passed away the evening of Nov. 25 at his home.

He was a faithful pastor for over 60 years, as well as an author and teacher. He was the Master of Ceremonies for the National Quartet Convention for nearly three decades.

Dr. Morton was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annette. He is survived by his four children, Alan (Patricia), Christi, Donna Beth, and Scott (Loretta), along with three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, December 1, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Graveside services for the family will be held at the West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gracepoint Baptist Church, Wings Cancer Foundation, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Please keep the Morton family in your prayers during this time.

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