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Charles Edward Morton, 82, of Atoka, Tenn., and formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his home.
He was born May 25, 1921, in Neely's Landing, Mo., son of Benjamin and Clara Jacobs Morton. He and Imogene Parks were married Dec. 6. 1941. She died in November 1979. He and Lois Whitledge were married July 21, 1987. She died Sept. 5, 2002.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Chaffee and a former member of the Altenthal-Journes American Legion Post 158 and a former member VFW Post 10495 in Jackson.
He was a foreman and machinist in the shoe manufacturing business, retiring in the early 1980s.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Morton of Omaha, Neb., and David Morton of Atoka; a brother, Joe Morton of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Louise Swan of Jackson; and six grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a brother and an infant son.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.