John Charles Morton

Graveside services for John Charles Morton, of Greenville, Mississippi will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. He passed away at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi on April 12, 2024, at the age of 73. John was surrounded by his family while listening to his all-time favorite band, The Allman Brothers. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

John was born the son of Charles and Doris Morton of Greenville, Mississippi. He was predeceased by his parents, along with his sister, Anita Cunningham and her husband, Rip, and his brother Frank Lee Morton (Zoe).

John was a wise, quiet man who dedicated his life’s work to providing for his family. This was evident in his everyday life and in his personal accomplishments. He was an avid lover of all music genres. He often enjoyed quizzing family members on music history facts. He was always up for spending time with his grandchildren. John made annual beach trips a new family tradition after he and Candy retired. Many fun times and special memories were made by all and will not be soon forgotten.

John is survived by his wife, of over 48 years, Candace E. Morton, along with daughters Jessica M. Willis, (Kevin) of Leland and Meredith M. Furr (Lamar) of Hollandale. He is also survived by his five beloved grandchildren, Marlee Furr, John David Furr, Anderson Willis, Avery Willis, and Joshua Journeay along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members in Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas.

John attended Mississippi State University after graduating from Greenville High School in 1969. He went on to complete a degree in electrical work and later in electronics where he then went on to work as an electrician at Scott Electric and MP&L. He retired from Entergy in 2007. John served in the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge in 1974. During his time in the Air Force, he served in Vietnam, and returned home to finish his service time out at Knob Noster Air Force Base in Sedalia, Missouri. This is where he and his loving, devoted wife, Candy first met, dated, and later married. Candy moved to the Mississippi Delta with John from Missouri to begin and raise their family. John grew up at Huntington Point and spent countless hours hunting and fishing as a child through adulthood. John thoroughly enjoyed retirement, and Candy joined him in 2014. During these quieter years, John acquired an ear for smooth jazz music, enjoyed leisurely lunches with family and friends, spending time with his grandchildren, watching the stock market, and was often the eager guinea pig for Candy’s new recipes.

John loved his family beyond measure. Candy was the love of his life, and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye. His sudden loss leaves a tremendous gap in our lives, but we know he is welcomed into the hands of the Lord, and welcomed by so many family and friends gone before him.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who were extremely supportive over the last ten weeks. They would also like to recognize and thank John’s entire medical team at Delta Health, The Medical Center, Merit Health River Oaks, and Select Specialty Hospital at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Their dedication, knowledge, caring and support will never be forgotten.

Online condolences may be left for the family at Please consider a memorial in John‘s name to Sunnybrook Children’s Home at 222 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or to the South Main Church of Christ Food Bank at 1700 South Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701.