Joseph Tucker Lorton

May 3, 2007 ~ March 16, 2021


March 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
1555 W. Lovely Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
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    March 27, 2021
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    1555 W. Lovely Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123
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  • On the night of March 16th, our beautiful Joey, returned to heaven following a tragic accident. He was 13 years old. Joey loved his family and loved to serve others. He attended school at the Utah Military Academy where he found his place in this world. He loved his country and desired to serve in the Marines once he graduated high school.

    Joey was fascinated to know how things worked. He would tinker in his room or in his workshop where he would take things apart. From this practice, Joe would either learn how it worked, save the parts for another project, or fix the problem. He understood the value of making something last. He also spent time with his father helping renovate the house to continue making room for others.

    Joseph was always willing to serve his neighbors with no questions. He was quick to mow a lawn, shovel a driveway and help wherever he could. When he was little, he would often sneak away to his adopted neighborhood grandmas where they would give him treats and lots of kisses.

    Joey loved animals, but none more than his dog Steve. Steve would always find a way to cuddle up with Joey.

    Joe was a natural storyteller. Given any random prompt, he could create the most outlandish stories. His sense of humor was always on display at home and around friends. Joey always appreciated a good laugh and knew how to deliver it! Even as a three year old, he took credit for the shoes hanging on the telephone wire!

    Joey loved his country. He attended the Utah Military Academy in Lehi, UT. He found direction, structure and respect there. He desired to serve in the Marines once he graduated high school and had a plan already in place to achieve that goal early. He wore his school uniforms with pride and never shied away from sharing his love for our nation.

    Joseph served honorably in his church callings. He was a leader amongst the young men in his ward. He was always on time and prepared to take care of his church responsibilities.

    In lieu of flowers we ask that you fly a flag, open the door for a lady or do an act of service for someone. This is how Joey would love to be honored.

    Survived by: His parents Gabriel and Jeanaea Lorton. His siblings Isaak (Jennica), Jakob, Max, Henry, and Whisper. His nephew Ivan. His Grandmother’s Bonnie Christensen and Mary Lorton. His uncle’s, Arthur (Stacey), David (Jenn), Phillip, and Russ. His aunt’s Melissa, Iara, Marylynn (Doug) and Sheryl. Many, many cousins and Great’s. So many adopted family members that meant the world to him and us.

    Preceded in death by: His grandfather’s Lynn Christensen and Leonard Lorton Jr. and his uncle Leonard Lorton III.

    Services will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1555 W. Lovely Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 11am – 12:45pm at the same location.

    Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens at 1950 E. 10600 S Sandy, UT 84092 following the funeral.


    Our hearts are heavy as we mourn Joey’s passing. He was a great example of what a difference the valiant youth can make by doing the simple and important things. Although I know he continues to live on doing the things necessary beyond the veil I know the daily interaction will be missed. Please know we pray for peace and comfort and that your hearts however broken will mend and heal. We pray that your home and family will overflow with the spirit of the comforter. We are so sorry and want you to know we love you and your family. The Neeley’s

    - Chris & Michelle Neeley
    Words cannot express how sorry the Welch family feels for your loss. No matter how many years or the miles apart, the entire Lorton family will always have a special place in my life. May your entire family find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Please know you and your entire family are in our constant thoughts.

    - Bryan Welch
    Words can hardly express my most sincere condolences in this time of sorrow. I pray that you will all be blessed with an abundance of peace, comfort, and love. If there is anything I can do, if even in the smallest of ways, I would love to support in any way I can. Joey will be greatly missed and he will always be in our hearts. I love you your family. Dian

    We are terribly saddened by the death of your son and brother. There is no way to express the sorrow that is felt. Nonetheless with our knowledge of the future resurrection through the atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we can declare that your Joey will live again better than we can ever image.

    - David and María Luisa Torres
    We are so very sorry for the terrible hurt and loss you are suffering!! May the Lord bless you with a sure knowledge that Joseph is home and in good hands. May the Lord also bless you with comfort, peace & the strength to endure! Love & Prayers, Mike & Laurie

    - Laurie & Mike Bellows
    Joey ALWAYS put a smile on my face. He has always been such a special young man. I loved having him in my class as a youngster and will keep him in my heart always. Deeply saddened by your loss. Your family is in and will remain in my prayers. May you feel peace from our Savior and hope in His plan during this most difficult time.

    - Lisa Dodge
    Joey definitely had a sense of humor that will be missed. He was always someone my son looked up to. He was an amazing young man and I’m sure he is serving and doing amazing work on the other side.

    - Cori Barneck
    Joey exemplified service, which is a family trait for the Lortons. I was the recipient of his care as he and his dad helped me numerous times to lift or haul or move something heavy. Joey also shoveled my driveway and walks. He was and is a fine young man. I look forward to meeting him again. I'm sure he is teaching and serving now.

    - Kelli Page
    Joey was absolutely one of my favorite people! He was a stalwart young man who exemplified a love for his family, for his country and for God. He is someone you could absolutely count on and trust. He was responsible, trustworthy and respectful. It is remarkable how much he grew and matured over this past year. He truly was mature beyond his years. He also had a quick-witted sense of humor. We will miss Joey immensely and look forward to the day when we will seem him again. I know that he is now on the other side of the veil serving and teaching there.

    - Shane Nielsen
    We are sharing in your sadness as we remember Joey. He may be gone from our sight, but not from our hearts. We hope you know you are surrounded by much love, from both family and friends. Your Family in our thoughts and prayers.

    - David & Carolyn Bradley
    I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there's anything I can do for you I'm here for you.

    - Tim Dickerson
    Such a fine young man, now and forever. May you all be strengthened in the ways that our Heavenly Father knows you need, in the very moment that you need it.

    - Douglas Openshaw