MORTON – Edward “Ed” James Morton, Jr, 74, of Charlottesville, Virginia died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his home. Born on January 4, 1946, in Norfolk, Virginia, he was the son of the late Annie Pearl Combs Morton and Edward James Morton, Sr.
Edward is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen Lynn Carpenter Hudson Morton of Charlottesville; sons Edward Lee Morton of Charlottesville, and James Paul Morton of Spruce Pine, Alabama; his daughter Wendey Jeannette Morton of Charlottesville; and his step-daughter Heather Diane Hudson Grundeman and husband Fred Edward Grundeman of Richmond.
He was a Navy veteran, honorably serving from 1966 to 1972 aboard the USS Aucilla fueler, including two 6-month tours off Vietnam.
He graduated from PVCC in March 1978 with an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree. He retired in June 1994 from US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center of Charlottesville after more than 25 years of service.
Arrangements are being handled by Thacker Brothers Funeral Home of Scottsville, Virginia, with a memorial service to be held at Effort Baptist Church, Palmyra, Virginia, at a later time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Relatives and friends may share condolences with the family online by visiting Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville, Virginia at https://www.thackerbrothers.com/. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, the Disabled American Veterans Association, the Fluvanna SPCA, or Effort Baptist Church, Palmyra, VA.
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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
PO Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Fluvanna County SPCA
5239 Union Mills Rd, Troy VA 22974
Effort Baptist Church
7820 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra VA 22963