2018-05-30 / Obituaries

Edward Morton

Retired

Edward Dowd Morton Jr., 72, of Atlanta, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Emory University Hospital.

Mr. Morton was born July 17, 1945, at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga., to the late Vivian Stanford Morton and Edward Dowd Morton of Blakely, Ga. Edward grew up in Blakely, graduating from Blakely High School in 1963 and later earning an undergraduate degree from North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Ga. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot after graduating from flight school at Williams Air Force Base, Phoenix, Ariz. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1970-71. He completed his six years of service as an Instructor Pilot at Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, Miss. He attained the rank of captain.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Morton and Robert’s wife, Gregory Faris Morton, of Atlanta; two sons, Brian James Morton of Atlanta and David Woodrow Morton of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Lindsay Brigette Morton of Statesboro, Ga.; nieces, Molly Morton, Sipp (Andy) and Rebecca Morton Dickey (David), of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. He continued his love of flying for many years as a civilian pilot. Ed was an accomplished golfer in his heyday.

Visitation will be held at Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home in Blakely, Thursday, May 31 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Graveside service will be held at the Blakely Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Dr. Alex Howell officiating.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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