Charles Payne Morley, 57, a retired Army Captain who also worked for the defense and labor departments, died at Circle Terrace Hospital in Alexandria Friday following a heart attack.

Capt. Morley was born in Chicago and spent part of his boyhood in Japan, where his father was in business. He returned to the United States to attend schools in New Jersey and Forth Worth, Tex. He enlisted in the Army in Fort Worth in 1937 and remained in the service until he retired in 1959 with the rank of captain.

He served in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the conflict there. He won the Silver Star Medal in Korea and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He also held the Greek Military Cross, third class.

Capt. Morley settled in the Washington area following his retirement from the Army. He worked for the Defense Department and then the Labor Department, where he was a computer analyst at the time of his second retirement in 1971.

He also earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Southeastern University. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Lois W., of the home in Alexandria; a daughter, Mrs. James E. Lindbald of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, Christie R. Middleton, of Gaithersburg and William W. Middleton of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his step-mother, Mrs. Marcus D. Morley of Belleaire Bluffs, Fia.