Maurice Antonio Felton
Maurice Antonio Felton, 54, died on Oct. 12 in the Temple VA hospital with his wife Heather by his side. Maurice was surrounded by the love and comfort of family and friends.
Felton was born Nov. 15, 1965 in Lewes, Del., to Ruby J. Blockson and Milford Postley. Felton was known as Reese, Moe, Papa Moe and Momo. He graduated June 4, 1980, from Indian River High School in Frankford, Del., and received a bachelor’s of science degree from Excelsior College and a master’s of business administration from Trident University International.
Felton enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 3, 1984, as a Telecommunications Operator. He was assigned to Fort Hood where he inevitably met the love of his life, Heather Gene. Felton was a proud veteran who honorably served in the United States Army for 21 years. Awards include the Meritorius Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (5thAward), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Star (BSS), Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (K), Kuwait Liberation Medal (SA), Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, Parachutist Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar.
Felton retired as Sgt. First Class Chief Telecommunications Operators. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Felton was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Heather Felton; children Maurice Felton II, Carlee Felton, Yolanda Chalise, D ante Pitts, Rico Pitts, Aris Montez and Anessa Pitts. He is survived by a brother, Nathaniel White; adopted brothers Denver (Bink) Bivens and Philip (Phil) McCray; sister Robin White, Patricia (Pat) and Geraldine Postley Thomas; niece Tisha White; and grandchildren Tzaddi Esparza, Myli anah Pitts, Aryssa Pitts, Heather Sofia Pitts, Roderick Seals-Jones II, Jamison Montez, Damian Pitts and Adrian Pitts.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. A reception will be held at the The Spot, located 10540 TX 195, Killeen, TX. All are welcome to attend.