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Allyn Hamilton Morton, Sr. PDF Print
Written by Karen Ventrone   
Monday, 30 December 2013 17:54

Allyn Hamilton Morton, a resident of Abingdon, Virginia, passed away December 26, 2013.

Allyn was born May 15, 1925 to Zoe and Charles F. Morton and was raised in Richmond, VA. After service in the U.S. Navy, Allyn attended Virginia Tech and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. During his senior year, Allyn met Barbara Galliher of Bristol, VA. and they were married in 1951. Allyn worked as an engineer for Johns-Manville Corporation for 35 years. His career with J.M. took the Morton family to assignments in Emporia, VA, Joliet, Ill., Alexandria, IN, and Woodstock, VA. After retiring from J.M., Allyn began his second career as Chief of Maintenance for the State of Virginia. Additionally, Allyn served with both V.E.M.A. and F.E.M.A. Upon his second retirement, Allyn & Barbara moved to Abingdon, VA. During his years in Abingdon, Allyn was an enthusiastic community volunteer and was most proud of his involvement with the Kiwanis Club of Abingdon, being named Kiwanian of the year in 2000. His love of historical preservation led Allyn to be instrumental in the effort to develop Fairview as a historical site for the the town as well as the restoration of the Abingdon Train Depot to house the Washington County Historical Association. Allyn also worked to ensure that the maintenance for St. Thomas Episcopal Church was managed and that handicapped accessibility was available for the parish.

Allyn is survived by his wife Barbara of Abingdon; children Allyn H. Morton, Jr. and wife Maria Liles Morton of Boone, daughter Anne Morton of Bristol, Virginia; granddaughters Georganna Morton and fiancée Logan Seamon of Blarisville, Georgia, Kayla Greene and husband Adam Greene of Boone. A memorial service for Allyn Morton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Abingdon, VA.

The family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the Morton family at

Frost Funeral Home, in Abingdon, Virginia, is in charge of the arrangements.

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