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OBITUARY

Charles William Morton

November 3, 1930July 7, 2019

Charles William Morton passed away on July 7, 2019 in Kernersville at the age 0f 88.

He was born in Mooresville on November 3, 1930 to the late Lewis and Elva Morton. Charles attended Huntersville High School where he lettered in baseball and basketball and graduated in 1949. He graduated from Catawba College in 1956 with a B.A Degree.

He was a great athlete. Charles lettered in baseball and basketball in high school. He was even a Kendall Mills Southpaw Knuckleball Pitcher Extraordinaire being one of the youngest players in the Textile League in 1946 at the age of 16. Charles went on to pitch for Gardner Webb and Catawba Colleges. He was offered a professional contract in the Texas League, but declined to serve his country.

Charles proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a decorated Korean War Combat Soldier.

He went on to become an ordained minister and he served as pastor at Olive Grove Church.

Charles true passion came in coaching and teaching. He was a beloved teacher, coach, and mentor at Oak Summit, Mineral Springs, East Forsyth, Edgewood Christian School and Carver High School. Charles led his teams to championships in football and basketball. He was a high-level sports trainer and used these skills at Carver High School and East Forsyth.

Charles also volunteered in his spare time. He volunteered over 12 years in music therapy for seriously ill and handicapped children.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Jackie Brooks, Jo Howell and brother Eric Morton. Charles leaves behind his sons, Chuck Morton and Barry (CinCin) Morton; grandchildren, Tori (Walt) Magaha and Charlie Morton; great grandson, Tripp Magaha; siblings, June Morton, Alan Morton, Dickie Morton, and Carol McConnell; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 14th at 2pm at his family’s home church, Asbury United Methodist Church in Huntersville, NC. Inurnment and a reception will follow the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Korean War Project, at koreanwar.org. We must never forget! His buddies died to keep us free!

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 14, 2019

Memories

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Danehy Carson

July 14, 2019

I remember Mr Morton well as a student at East Forsyth High School 1963-1966 graduate of 1966 Class … Mr Morton was a great mentor to his students and an all time coach with his championship teams … extending my deepest sympathy to the Morton Family
Danehy A ( Denny ) Carson
Arcadia , North Carolina 07/14/2019

Don Largen

July 14, 2019

I was fortunate to have Mr Morton as a teacher at East Forsyth
High School. He was a great teacher and friend.
My sincerest condolences to his family on his passing.

Banner Williams

July 10, 2019

Banner C Williams
July 10, 2019
Few people in life leave us with a lasting impression like Mr C as my eighth grade teacher in 1961. As a fellow combat veteran ( Viet Nam ) I salute you for your military service and to a life well led with teaching and coaching our young men and women. My condolences to your family.

Steve Pegram

July 10, 2019

Mr. C Morton was the defensive back coach while I was playing FB
In the falls of 1967-1969. He was a patient , easy going, and great coach. I loved playing for him, and his brother, A Morton.
I was also blessed to have them both as fantastic classroom teachers, with different methods but great results! They were great motivators, role models, and mentors.
I also had the opportunity to coach both of Mr C Morton’s sons in Little League. They were wonderful, just like their Dad.

Blessings & Prayers for all,
Steve Pegram

Sandy Roper

July 10, 2019

I graduated in '72 from East and had Mr. C for Biblical history. I had Mr. A for biology. They were so different in the classroom and they both were outstanding teachers. I reconnected years later with Mr. C when I was his mail carrier. He was such a sweet man, so kind! My condolences to the family.

Steve Sapp

July 10, 2019

I had him for history 1970 . Really enjoyed the class . Very good teacher and a good man. He took time one class to share about his time in Korea. It was eye opening for me and made me appreciate him even more. Rest in peace Mr. Morton

Janice RIGGINS CROW

July 10, 2019

Charles was a great friend and neighbor for many years. Also knew him from East Forsyth where he taught. Had his brother Alan for a teacher. So sorry to here of his passing. Prayers for all his family. GOD BLESS

Marilyn Beeson Harrison

July 10, 2019

To the Morton family...
I was in the 1965 class at East Forsyth. I was not one of the fortunate students to have C. Morton as a teacher. I know he was one of the favorites of so many friends . I did have Alan Morton for Biology ... who was also an outstanding teacher.
My sympathy to the family.
Marilyn Beeson Harrison

Doug and Beverley Watts

July 10, 2019

Mr. Morton was our teacher in History at East Forsyth. Always enjoyed his class and was a neat teacher. Our condolences to the family, especially Alan, as he was our teacher too.
God bless and keep you all.

Diane Rothrock

July 10, 2019

He was my teacher at East Forsyth. Always looked forward to his class and he was my drivers ed teacher
..boy did he have patience. So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers and Gid bless your family.

FROM THE FAMILY