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Charles Perkins Moreton

Charles Perkins Moreton died Sunday, the 20th of February 2011.He was born on the 24th of September 1927, in Brookhaven, to SamuelEvans Moreton Jr. and Eola Williams Moreton.

Charlie went to Brookhaven High School and attended GeorgiaInstitute of Technology in Atlanta. During his freshman year heleft for the Army and then Officer Training School. When World WarII ended, he returned to Georgia Tech, where he was a member of theKappa Alpha Order and Chi Epsilon (engineering honor society). Hegraduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in CivilEngineering.

After graduation, Charlie joined Arkansas Louisiana GasCorporation and then Texas Gas Transmission Corporation inShreveport, La. He subsequently met Betty Williams in New Orleans.They married on the 18th of September 1954, and lived in Shreveportuntil 1956, when they moved to Houston, Texas. He worked for TexasGas Transmission for 30 years where he became president in 1977 andlater CEO under CSX Corporation. Upon retiring from Texas Gas, hestarted Commet Resources and also Gas Transmission, Ltd.

Charlie also served as a member of the board of directors fornumerous companies including Conservatek Industries Inc., Entex,Chem First Corporation, Getcheld Gold Corporation, Central LumberMineral Company, Tanglewood Bank and Brookhaven Bank and Trust. Hewas president of the Houston Gas Association and board member ofthe American Gas Association and Southern Gas Association.

Charlie was a devout Christian and an active member of St.Philip Presbyterian Church. He was an elder for many years and alsoserved on the finance committee. He was a Scoutmaster and led alocal Houston troop to Philmont in New Mexico. Charlie was a proudalumnus of Georgia Tech and served on the president’s advisoryboard. He also served on the board of trustees for the RetinaResearch Foundation and Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Charlie was a member of Houston Country Club, where he enjoyedmany rounds of golf and lunches with friends. He also loved to birdhunt with his friends, sons, sons-in-law and grandsons. Everyonewho knew Charlie enjoyed his sharp wit and “precious”personality.

Charlie’s love for his wife, children and grandchildren wasforemost in his life. He is survived by Betty, his loving wife of56 years; his daughters, Laura McDaniel and her husband Mike, andDana M. Whiteford; his sons, Sam Moreton and his wife Ellen,Elliott Moreton and his wife Laura, and Paul Moreton and his wifeJulie; his grandchildren, Ben and Elizabeth Driggs, Ted and AmyWhiteford, Mallory and Charles Moreton, Andrew Moreton, Laney andLuke Moreton, Meagan and Kristin McDaniel and Riley and KyleCulver.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff at HoustonHospice for the outstanding care given to Charlie.

Friends were cordially invited to a visitation with the familyfrom 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the 22nd of February, at the homeof Mike and Laura McDaniel.

The memorial service is to be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,the 23rd of February, at Saint Philip’s Presbyterian Church, 4807San Felipe Road in Houston, where Dr. William Poe is toofficiate.

Prior to the service, the family will have gathered at GlenwoodCemetery in Houston for a private interment.

In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring,memorial contributions in Charlie’s name may be directed to St.Philip’s Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe Rd., Houston, TX,77056; or to the Retina Research Foundation, 7200 Cambridge St.,Houston, TX, 77030.

Arrangements in Houston are under the direction of Geo. H. Lewis& Sons.

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