Robert Vernon "Bob" Morton (1936 - 2014)

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Vernon Morton

Candler - Robert "Bob" Vernon Morton, 78, of Candler, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Vernon and Agnes Cody Morton.

Mr. Morton served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was the co-owner of Biltmore Iron & Metal Co., Inc. After his retirement, he worked for Bob Ledford's RV and Todd's RV.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Davis Morton; daughter, Jaye P. Morton; children by marriage, Scott McJunkin and Donna M. Hyatt and husband Kemmy; granddaughter, Jennifer Searcy; grandchildren by marriage, Andrew McJunkin, Meghann Scott and husband Wade, Janna McJunkin, Katie Hyatt, Kirstie Pressley and husband Coleman, and Karley Hyatt; and great-granddaughter, Maci Pressley.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Danny Gasperson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

The online register is available at



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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 29, 2014
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