Joshua J. Morton, Jr., 81, of Albemarle, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at his home.
Mr. Morton was born December 27, 1940 in Albemarle, NC to the late Joshua Jurant Morton Sr. and the late Lois Selma Tarleton Morton. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Dianne.
Survivors include his son, Joshua J. Morton, III of Albemarle, NC; daughter, Emily Dianne Krause and husband Robert of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Scarlett Jean Morton, Benjamin Minor Krause, Abigail Dianne Krause and Mary Ella Krause.
Joshua served Stanly County faithfully through his law practice for 56 years. He also served West Albemarle Baptist Church as a pianist and deacon, and later served Pleasant Grove Baptist Church as a deacon and teacher.
Joshua loved being involved in local politics and served in many capacities through the years including the school board and several terms as a county commissioner and county attorney.
Joshua’s life passion was being a servant of God and loving his family, friends, and community. He was a wonderfully devoted father, grandfather, and husband. He will be dearly missed by every life he touched over the years God gave him on this earth.
During his last days he spoke often of looking into the eyes of his Savior, and we know he is rejoicing in the glorious presence of Christ Jesus.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and again from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle, 522 North Second St., Albemarle, NC. The funeral service will be on Friday at 11:00 am at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 17236 Frog Pond Rd. in Oakboro, NC, officiated by Rev. Shad Hicks. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Dwelling Place. This is a ministry a dear brother in Christ named Fiston whom my father loved is involved with in Roanoke, VA. Donations can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 17236 Frog Pond Rd. in Oakboro, NC. All proceeds will be gifted to The Dwelling Place once received.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Morton family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.hartsellfh.com