William Douglas Morton, 25, passed away September 8th, 2021, in Huntington Beach, California. Will was born January 19th, 1996 in Pineville, North Carolina to Terry and Lori Morton. Will attended Fort Mill, SC schools and most recently finished his education in Huntington Beach, CA. He was employed at Tanners Oceanfront Restaurant and Cruisers Pizza Bar and Grill.
From the beginning of Will’s life, he was on the move and born for adventure. Will thoroughly enjoyed skateboarding, extreme sports, photography, art, the outdoors, a nice day on the beach, and spending time with his family and friends. Will would embrace any and every opportunity to try new and interesting activities any chance he got. Everyone describes Will as an eccentric, genuine, caring guy, the kind to give the shirt off his back to others. He had an energetic and magnetic personality that had an impact on many lives. His earlier years were spent in the Carolinas, he was well known at Cinder Skateboard Park, in Fort Mill, SC and for his street skating adventures in Charlotte, NC. In 2017 Will moved to Southern California, to start a new chapter of his life. Ultimately, he fell in love with Oceanside, CA, after the locals took him in as one of their own. He moved to Huntington Beach in 2021, and pursued his career in fine dining, along the way he made lots of new friends in the few months residing there, no one was a stranger to Will. Although Will’s life was cut tragically short, he was living out his life’s dreams and looking forward to the future with positivity.
He is survived by his parents, Terry Morton Jr., Lori Akers, and stepfather Paul Akers. Siblings, Mary Morton, Macie Morton, and Benton Akers. Grandfather, Mark Cooney. William is predeceased by his grandparents, Terry Morton Sr. and Kathy Cooney.
Will’s services are private, and his family will be scattering his ashes in a burial at sea, in the place he loved the most, Oceanside, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Skate4life. Skate4lifenc.com
He’s in the sun, the wind, the rain,
He’s in the air you breathe with every breathe you take.
He sings a song of hope and cheer, there’s no more pain, no more fear.
You’ll see him in the clouds above, hear him whisper words of love,
You’ll be together before long, until then listen to this song.