Mr. Jack Morton, 90, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 5, 2022.
Born in Albemarle, NC, he is the son of the late Claude Bryan and Bethie Almond Morton. Jack graduated from Albemarle High School and attended Duke University, earning a degree in economics. Jack served two years in the US Army at Fort Hood Texas, in the 4th Armored Division / 144th Army Signal Company before returning to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest. As he began attending Wake Forest School of Law, he married Jerrie Sue Moffitt of Asheboro, North Carolina. Taking a job with the US Treasury Department (IRS), he moved from Omaha, NB to San Francisco, CA, and then settling in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where they raised their family. They retired in Rome, Georgia where they lived for 9 years. Jack was the chief regional council for the criminal tax division of the IRS out of Atlanta, Georgia, serving 33 years with the Treasury Department.
Jack is preceded in death by Jerrie, married for 52 years, before she passed in 2009. Jack and Jerrie traveled the world for years in retirement, as did he after she passed. Jack made some famously long and wonderful trips with his brother Joe Morton of Camden, SC.
Jack is survived by his two sons Bryan (Janet) Morton of Savannah, Georgia and Barrett (Michelle) Morton of Cartersville, Georgia. He has four grandchildren: Erik Morton of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Courtney Morton (Nathan) Hartman of Avondale Estates, Georgia; Reed Morton of Cartersville, Georgia; and Skylar Morton of Cartersville, Georgia. He also survived by a host of special nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at Canton Baptist Church in Albemarle, NC on July 22nd for friends and family. The time will be announced at a later date.
Memorials for Jack may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Canton Baptist Church in Stanly County, North Carolina.
So sorry to hear of Uncle Jack passing. I really got to know and appreciate Jack when he and Jerrie came to Asheboro many years ago after Mom passed and Esther decided to retire to DC. Jack and I worked every evening, after I was off work to dispose of many of Esther's collections of recyclables. We had a lot of time to talk as we loaded my truck and took loads of items to different locations. As I became older the more I appreciated his view of life and sense of humor. He was always soft spoken and humble, yet so proud of his family and their accomplishments.
- Bruce Moffitt, Asheboro, North Carolina