Obituary for Ross Elwin Moreton

Ross Elwin Moreton, 82, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his residence in Seven Lakes West.

He was born September 27, 1940 in Watertown, New York, to the late George and Marian (Stillman) Moreton. Ross enjoyed a fulfilling career at Nova Southeastern University, as the dean of one of the doctoral programs. He was a generous and caring person but most importantly, his faith in Jesus Christ was evident in how he lived his life everyday. Ross was a faithful member of West End Presbyterian Church. Playing tennis, bowling, and reading were some of his favorite hobbies. Most recently, he found camaraderie in boxing with other Parkinson’s friends.

Ross is survived by his wife of 26 years, Diane Lee (Paul) Moreton; three daughters, Tonya Boegel and husband Jason of Florida; Kristen Bechtol and husband Bobby of Florida; and Melody Moreton of Seven Lakes; a son, Scott Moreton and wife Emiko of Florida; a sister, Carole Pegram of Florida; five grandchildren, Jake Boegel, Taylor Boegel, Eva Bechtol, Kai Moreton, and Zen Moreton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Ross’ family will forever cherish his memories.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 18, 2023 at West End Presbyterian Church in West End

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ross Moreton memory to the West End Presbyterian Church, PO Box 13 West End, NC 27376

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes, NC.

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