James R. “Jim” Morehead, age 68, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 8, 1950 to the late Jessie James Morehead and Mildred Louise Cruthirds Woodard. He was predeceased by his brother John C. Crawford.
Jim was a United States Army veteran. He was a friend of Bill W. and to countless others and in doing so made a positive, life-long impact to so many. Jim was an accomplished archaeologist specializing in native American lithic technology. He was a mentor to many that chose archaeology as their profession. Jim was an avid gardener and it was a well-known fact that he had the only green thumb in the family.
Survivors include his sisters, Katharine M. (Duane) Lassiter, Melanie M. (Randy) Bordelon and Nora M. (Jim) Kovach; his brother, Kevin L. (Terri) Crawford; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion, Mary Day. He will be greatly missed by his faithful dogs, "Louis" and "Lulu".
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 3, 2018 at 10 AM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home with George Shealy conducting the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or ASPCA. The family would like to express their sincere “Thank You” to Jim’s wonderful friends and caregivers.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online atwww.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com