Joseph C. Morey

Joseph “Joe” Cox Morey, of Bellevue passed away at home on Sunday, February 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Joe lived a full life, reaching the age of 92 years. He was born December 3, 1928, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Joseph and Goldia (Cox) Morey. On September 17, 1960, Joe married Mary Williams Clark at the First Congregational Church of Charlotte. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past year!
Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He spent 41 years working for General Motors, retiring as a skilled trades electrician. Joe loved cars! He was an avid car collector through the years and currently owned a 1927 Model T, of which he was very fond. While Joe enjoyed many things in life, his family was truly paramount. He loved and adored each one, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and will be deeply missed by them all.
Joe is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Don (Jan) Morey of Charlotte; daughter-in-law, Joni Morey of Middleville; grandchildren, Lydia (John) Haney of Charlotte, Dinah (Adam) Weststrate of Grand Ledge, Joanna (Justin Marsh) Morey of Charlotte, Kari (Dustin) VonItter of Middleville, and Joe W. (Kimberly) Morey of Middleville; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, William Joseph Morey of Hastings, Mich. in 2018.
Contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to the Disabled Veterans of America at
Following Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home of Charlotte.