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Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA

OBITUARY

Glassell Morton Halsey II

June 17, 1934March 7, 2020
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Glassell Morton Halsey, II went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Morton was born in Fredericksburg, VA on Father’s Day, June 17, 1934 to Glassell Morton Halsey, Sr. and Carolyn Minor (nee Moser) Halsey Williams. He was raised in Winston, VA (Culpeper County) then Raccoon Ford, VA. (Orange County).

Morton was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved brother, James Beckham “Jim Beck” Halsey. He is survived by his wife, Doris Corbin Halsey; eight children, Terese Tice and her husband Russ, of Landstuhl, Germany; Fontaine Halsey and his wife Robin, of Orange, VA; Jeanne Nixon and her husband Steve, of Culpeper, VA; Julia Foard-Lynch and her husband Jack Lynch of Warrenton, VA; Tracey Holloway of Spotsylvania, VA; Matthew Halsey and his wife Karen, of Westerly, RI; Jamie House and her husband David, of Raccoon Ford, VA; Jeremiah Halsey and his wife, Ashley of Raccon Ford, VA; as well as three stepchildren, Tammy Stern and her husband Mark, of Orange, VA; Travis “Buck” Corbin and his wife Cindy, of Orange, VA; and Kandi Knicely, of Orange, VA; as well as fourteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Morton attended Culpeper County Schools, graduating from Culpeper County High School in 1953. Following a year working for the Virginia highway department, Morton enlisted in the United States Army in 1954 and received basic training at Fort Jackson, SC with the 101st Airborne Division. He was then deployed to Germany and served two years of active duty, followed by six years in the reserves. Morton received an honorable discharge having attained the rank of staff sergeant. Upon returning stateside at the completion of his active duty service, Morton went to work full-time at Safeway Grocery in Culpeper, VA while simultaneously running a small farm, speculating in real estate and later starting and operating a dump truck business. He then moved into the construction industry and became a blasting foreman. His work at Safeway brought him into contact with many locals who were fond of his warm, out-going nature. One customer had a life-changing effect on him. Rosie Brown was a bold witness for Jesus Christ and never failed to witness to Morton---and everyone else---when she shopped at Safeway. At the young age of thirty-two, Morton had a massive heart attack and asked for Rosie Brown to come tell him one more time how to be saved. Of course, Rosie came to the hospital immediately and explained to Morton how Jesus Christ paid his sin debt once and for all with his sacrificial crucifixion and that he need only accept that free gift and place his trust in Christ alone for salvation. Morton did so immediately and that day, February 9, 1967, was his second birth, his spiritual birthday. (John 3:3). The change in his life was all consuming and powerful and Morton promised God that he would tell everyone of God’s love and of the gift of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. He kept that promise as nearly everyone who he ever met can attest. Morton would turn almost every conversation to Jesus. Desiring to know God more deeply, Morton enrolled in Thomas Road Bible Institute, graduating with a Biblical Studies diploma in May of 1976. He was a charter member of both Grace Baptist Church in Orange, VA and Faith Bible Baptist Church in Unionville, VA where he served as treasurer for more than twenty years. We know that last Saturday Morton was welcomed into Heaven by his King, Jesus Christ! After seventy-years, he is enjoying that blessed reunion with his beloved younger brother, Jim Beck, of whom he spoke so very often!

A time of visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home. Interment in the new section of Culpeper National Cemetery, Chandler Street, Culpeper, VA, will follow the funeral service.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Halsey family through clore-english.com. The Halsey family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment Following Funeral Services

Memories

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Kathy Middleton Page

March 21, 2020

Morton was one of the first lol to welcome us into Faith Baptist Church, when it was still being held at Tommy Allen's house.. May you rest in paradise, Mr Halsey. Condolences to all the Halsey children.

Peggy Burke

March 17, 2020

Morton was a wonderful man who loved the Lord, his family, and people in general. He was always smiling and friendly. I pray that everyone’s memories become their unexpected blessings!

Carl Coffey

March 17, 2020

I worked with Morton at Phoenix Development Corp. for approximately 20 years. Phoenix was a land development , road building company. Among the many things Phoenix did was drilling and blasting rock. Morton was a driller/blaster, a wonderful worker and person. Morton was a man of great faith and love of Christ. Not only was Morton a great employee, he also helped me with personal problems. As I was going through a divorce Mort would help me by conversation, guidance and prayer. I loved Morton Halsey and know he will have a place in heaven with his Savior. I would like to be at the service but too great a risk with the coronavirus and me being almost 80.
Carl F. Coffey
President, Phoenix Development Corp.

Sharon and Wells Waugh

March 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss!

Wells and Sharon Waugh

Boyd and Missy Carpenter

March 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Morton was such a good man and so good to me. I have known him all my life and we all are going to miss him! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

Vickie Scott

March 13, 2020

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Mort was one of the most kindest person you could ever meet. I meet him while he was a security guard for continental and talked to him all the time, he would always talk about Jesus Christ our savior. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him as a friend...R.I.P. 😇

Clair Cook

March 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mortons passing. He was a wonderful person and we shared many happy times together with Alice. Preteen years. Have watched his faith grow by leaps and bounds. Know he's now in his glory .

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