We truly thought the world of Al. He was instrumental in working side-by-side with my father over several decades in the development of Floyd Hull Stadium...... from organizing the Army Troops to bulldoze and clear the heavily wooded stadium property to engineering the layout of the complex and working side-by-side with an army of volunteers (myself included) to build all the buildings and improvements that make up one of the finest Little League Baseball complexes in the world. This has provided recreation and youth sports facilities for countless children since the 1960's and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Al worked alongside my father in hosting the Big League World Series of Little League Baseball for nearly three decades before they retired. This showcased the oldest age-bracket of Little League Baseball and brought in teams from all over the world. Al was also instrumental in developing the multi-purpose facility at the stadium which bears his name..... the Col. Alan W. Morton Activity Center.
Our family suffered a tragic loss of my sister 4 years ago who lived up in Satellite Beach, and I recall how comforting it was to the entire family to have Al make arrangements for a driver to take him to Satellite Beach and be there to support the family. It is just one of those things that true long-time friends do. It truly made a difference in a very difficult time.
A couple of weeks ago my wife and I drove my parents up to Vero Beach to see and get a great visit wtih Al. It was really a special trip and was grateful we had one last opportunity to spend time with a close friend.
We will certainly miss Al. May wonderful memories keep him forever near.
Michael, Karen and Jeff Hull