Benjamin Douglas Morton, Jr. ’45

Benjamin Douglas Morton, Jr. ’45, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died May 7. He was born Mar. 1, 1922, in Pinetops, son of the late Benjamin Douglas Morton, Sr. and Elizabeth Weeks Harper Morton. He attended Davidson and graduated in 1947 from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., where he met his wife. He had lived in Winston-Salem since 1947. He was employed for 25 years as a medical photographer by Bowman Gray School of Medicine and Baptist Hospital. He was a registered biological photographer (RBP) and member of the Biological Photographers Association, now the Biocommunications Association (BCA). He was elected as a fellow in the BCA. Fellowship in BCA is granted “for distinguished craftsmanship and meritorious contribution to the advancement of media in the life sciences.” In his later years, he worked for Wake Forest University in the athletic department. He was an active member of Highland Presbyterian. He and his wife were founding members of Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as both elder and deacon. They later returned to Highland Presbyterian Church. He did volunteer work for Crisis Control Ministry and Meals on Wheels. Ben had a lifelong love of photography and sports, particularly Wake Forest basketball. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Harriet Barnard Morton. He is survived by son, Benjamin Douglas Morton III ’72, M.D., (Susan), 4827 Wesleyan Woods Dr., Macon, GA 31210; son, Paul Barnard Morton; and two grandchildren, Christopher Kerns and Aaron Morton.