Kay Morley


Mr. Kay Morley, age 84, Limestone, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Morley was born in Carter County and the son of the late Ernest P. & Nell Campbell Morley. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Chandler Stauss Morley and two sisters, Trula Archer and Vera Hale.
Mr. Morley was a member of Albright United Methodist Church.
He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a Supervisor for Thomas Industries and E.Z. Painter. He was a member of the Limestone Ruritan.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Luster Morley, Limestone; two sisters, June Higgins, Jonesborough and Bonnie Schenkl, Florence, SC; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Ballad Healthcare and Hospice, Indian
Path Outpatient Radiology, Gastroenterologist of Johnson City and First Choice Family Medicine for their wonderful loving care.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted 10:45 am Monday, December 31, 2108 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Roy Fowler officiating. Military honors will be provided by Carter County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be to Albright United Methodist Church 6525 Old Stage Rd. Chuckey, TN 37641 or St. Jude’s Research Center 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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02-04-2019 Karen Blevins Henderson
May the Lord bless you and hold you in the hollow of His hand, Nancy, as time and the memories of your 20 wonderful years give you comfort. He was not only hilarious and a terrific tease but a tender-hearted, sweet-spirited man. I'll never forget the 'piggies trim' trips to Asbury for brother Strauss. I know Helen and Strauss really appreciated all you both did for them. As I said to Kay on our 'sprinkle trip' for my Mother," If I don't see you again; I'll see you again, and we'll catch up." Eternity is stretching out before him and we'll see him again. The comfort of eternity is great comfort, indeed. Thanks for the note. I'll be praying for your peace in this lonely time. Keep looking up! Great Video Tribute!!
01-01-2019 Tammy Earhart Reagan
Thoughts and prayers with you and the entire family. Praying God's strength and peace be abundant!!! Much love, Tammy
12-30-2018 Michelle Long
Sending our love and prayers from Pennsylvania
12-30-2018 Susan Brown
I worked with Kay during the Thomas Industries days. Kay was always a kind and jolly soul. I remember how much he enjoyed playing Santa at the company Christmas parties. Sending prayers for his family.
12-29-2018 Nathaly Santana, the little neighbor girl from Fort Myers,
The first time I met Kay, he made me welcomed like I was part of the family. Wishing the family peace and abundant love in this time of loss.
12-29-2018 Donna & Chuck Arentz
We are so sorry for your loss, I have never met Mr Kay and Miss Nancy, but I feel like I have known you all forever, momma Cindi has told us so much about you. May God Bless you, and keep you. P.S. Mr Kay
12-28-2018 Barbara Dykes
I am very sad to hear of Kay's passing. I worked with him at E.Z. Paintr for 16 years. I loved to hear him tell his stories, jokes. Especially the one about the haired lip man! He made me laugh many times. Kay was a good man. I send my condolences to the family. <3 Barbara Dykes
12-28-2018 Phil McQueen
I was deeply saddened to hear of Kay's passing. I worked with Kay back in the Thomas Industries days ( 1971 -89 ). He was a fine friend. He even made home-made wine for a few company bus trips to UT football games in Knoxville. I hadn't seen him for some time, but I'm sure he will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to the family.
12-28-2018 Shirley Keys
Nancy so sorry for your loss, will remember you in my prayers, God bless.
12-28-2018 Amy Ellison
Aunt Nancy I am so sorry... Uncle Kay will be missed so much but will never be forgotten... Rest In Peace Uncle Kay... I love you so much..
12-28-2018 Vanis Cutshall, Glenda Honeycutt
Nancy, There are no words to tell you how sorry we were to learn of Kay's passing. You two were like 2 pieces of a puzzle that fit together perfectly. I will always remember teasing him about his hush puppy recipe,and giving the Preacher's a hard time at revival. He was truly one of a kind and he will be missed greatly.
12-27-2018 Mike and Margaret Ward
Nancy...we are so sorry for the loss of our precious Kay. Never saw the man that he was not joking, aggravating or just basically having a good time. You guys were such a wonderful pair and truly belonged together. Kay was a friend to all and we are so thankful that we could call him our friend. Remember all the good times you all shared, which we know were many, and we know most everyone you talk to will have a story to share about him. Cherish all those memories. Know that we love you Nan, and so did Kay.
12-27-2018 Amy Edens
I will miss Kay smiling face coming to see us he will be dearly miss
12-27-2018 Allen & Susan Jackson
Nancy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Kay was a good friend and I'll always have fond memories of him. The stories that he told me of his military days and of Homer Pease when he was with the Guard, I'll always treasure since they put a smile on my face as they did his. Sincerely and In Your Service, Allen & Susan
12-27-2018 Sandy Ramsey Turnmire
I'm so sorry Nancy. I didn't know he was sick. God be with you.
12-27-2018 Larry & Ginny Crum
Dear Nancy, sending you loving warm thoughts and prayers Kay was loved by so many and will forever be remembered!!!
12-27-2018 Tina Ball
Nancy, you are in my prayers. He was a great man.
12-27-2018 Joan Miller Gardiner
I am so sad to hear of K's death. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. I will miss him.


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