Richard White Morton, Sr. age 87 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24th in Williamsburg. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1930 to the late Marjorie Payne and Robert Morton. His is predeceased by his wife Wilbur Cary Smith Morton. He is also predeceased by two brothers: Robert Morton and Howard Morton, and two sisters: Marjorie Wallace and Virginia Day. He is survived by three children: Sallie M. Moncol and husband Andrew of Rockville, Virginia, Richard W. Morton Jr. and wife Venisse, of Virginia Beach, and Cary M. Prince and husband Robert of McLean, Virginia.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Laurence Moncol of Richmond, Virginia M. Henley of Richmond, Joseph Morton of Virginia Beach, DeAnna M. Petticrew of Virginia Beach, Henry and Holly Prince of McLean; great grandchildren include May and Siddalee Moncol of Richmond and Vincent and Kennedy Morton of Virginia Beach. Four step-grandchildren: Zeus Blankenship, Colette Garofalis, Cassie Lam, and Ashton Ashe.
He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1952 with a B.S. in Engineering. Mr. Morton was a member of the Fraternal Organization of Freemasons and the Professional Engineers and Architects. He was a residential developer, an engineer for NASA, and devoted himself to life-long learning. He continued his studies in math and physics at William & Mary. He was an avid reader and investor. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed vacationing with them every summer.
A visitation with the family will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 between 6:00-8:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 11:00AM at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.