Morris Lee Lupton

April 26, 1936 ~ February 20, 2018 (age 81)

Morris Lee Lupton, 81 of Greensboro, GA & Shellman Bluff, GA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional in Athens, GA. Born in Beaufort, NC on April 26, 1936, he was the son of the late Shelton Lee Lupton and Leona Hardesty Lupton. He attended Landon High School in Jacksonville, FL. In 1954 Morris married his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Hammond. They had 3 children, Billy, Lisa and Bobby. Morris started his career at Sav-A-Stop as a route salesman in Jacksonville, FL. He learned what it would take to make and build a successful business. In 1966 he moved his family to the small town of Brooklet, GA where he owned and operated the IGA grocery store. With strong work ethics and the determination to succeed further he started in the convenience store business. During the next 17 years he built his  modest one store operation known as Time Saver Minit Markets to a chain of 22. In 1985 he met Kim Wallace and they later married in 1997. Also, in 1985 he sold Time Saver and moved to Lake Oconee to retire. Being the motivated person he was, he came out of retirement to once again build the successful business of 44 Marine. He employed many during his working years and was a faithful friend to all during his lifetime. Morris' passions in life was family, friends, racing, fishing, traveling and last but not least Georgia Southern Football! He was instrumental in restarting the football program at Georgia Southern. Morris was inducted into the Georgia Southern Hall of Fame in 2000. Because of his diligent campaigning, hard work and monetary contributions in 2016, he was also inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Lupton of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Lisa Bowen (Everette) of Buckhead, GA; son Bobby Lupton (Debbie) of Eatonton, GA; brother, Kenneth Lupton (Doris) of Statesboro, GA; six grandchildren, Lee Lupton (Ginger), Michael Bowen (Mandy), Jason Lupton (Jamie), Melissa Bowen-Webster (Robert), Travis Lupton (Kerri) and Chase Lupton; thirteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, William Morris “Billy” Lupton and a sister Frances Lupton Rector.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2pm at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA with Pastor Chris Webb officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to EFAA-GA Southern Athletics. All funds raised for Eagle Football Alumni Association are designated to the team for program support and scholarships. Contributions can be mailed to Athletic Foundation, 203 Lanier Drive Statesboro, GA 30458.  All family and friends are invited to a reception following the service at the home of Bobby & Debbie Lupton. 104 River Bend Circle, Eatonton, GA.

On Saturday March 24, 2018 an additional memorial service will be held at 9am at his home in Shellman Bluff.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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