James Richard "Dick" Morris, Sr.


James Richard “Dick” Morris, Sr. passed away January 26, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tennessee.

He was born in Western Pennsylvania on September 4, 1931 to John Morris and Stella Mae (Fox) Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Ida Mae Baker, Helen McGinnis, Margaret Kessler, Ruth Love, Viola Morris and brothers William Morris, Charles Morris and Ronald Morris.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor (Miller) Morris, sons Dick Morris, Jr. and Scott Morris, grandchildren Karrie Morris, Jennifer (Kyle) Riederer, Chris (Carol) Morris, great-grandson Silas Riederer, sisters Dorothy Boggs, Lois Clark, Donna Porterfield, and brothers Jack Morris, Robert Morris and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Dick worked in the printing department of West Penn Power Company in Greensburg, PA where he retired after 36 years. After retirement he worked as a porter for Tennessee Motors and Ramey Ford in Johnson City. He volunteered at Johnson City Medical Center in the gift shop.

He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church in Gray and longtime member of the Homebuilders Class.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the Boones Creek Christian Church Scholarship Fund. Visitation and service will be at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Crematory 418 W. College St., Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 31, from 1-2:30 PM with service to follow with David Clark, Minister, officiating with interment to follow at Boones Creek Christian Church Cemetery.

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02-03-2019 Mary Jo Reynolds (Hunter)
I have such wonderful memories of Mr. Morris; Dick. In particular when we took the church youth group and traveled all the way to Johnson. I rode in the front seat and peeled mandarin oranges - being particular to "take off the strings"! He really had a way of making all of us feel loved. Much love and sympathy to all of you.
02-02-2019 Diane Retz
I loved your Father's smile, laughter, endurance and so many more things about him. Oh how he teased Jenny and I about the macaroni we cooked for the salad. Also loved his infatuation with Beanie Baby bags. He always had kinds words for me when we got together. A really sweet man.
01-30-2019 Dennis Bowman
Dick was a great man and was blessed to know him.
01-29-2019 Kim Maskew
I will remember Dick Sr. for his sense of humor, sweet smile & kind heart. He would sit quietly listening to a conversation and you would think he wasn't listening until he made a funny comment about what was just said .Then he would smile with his sweet smile & you knew he heard every word . My love ,thoughts & prayers are with you.
01-29-2019 Debbie Fox Burchett
I worked with Mr. Morris in the service department at Tennessee Motors for several years and he was one of the kindest, sweetest, people I have ever known. He was one of those people you can see Jesus in. Those people are rare. He was a pleasure to work with and made my days so much brighter. I am so very sorry for your loss and I know Heaven is even sweeter now with him there. This picture is exactly how I remember him with that sweet smile that he always had. Please know you are in my heart and prayers during this time as I know he will be greatly missed. Blessings, Debbie Fox Burchett
01-29-2019 TEDDY and VIOLET
Sorry for your loss
01-29-2019 Tammy & Duane Peterson
Dick and Eleanor and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Morris. I hope you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your family’s loss but heaven’s gain ❤️
01-29-2019 Ron and Anna Marie George
So sorry for you loss.He was a wonderful uncle and will be missed.My deepest sympathy to Aunt Eleanor and cousins Dick and Scott..Love and prayers to all.
01-29-2019 Bruce & Mary Ann Graff
Dick and Scott and families, We were so sorry to hear this. It's a great promotion for him, but we know you all will miss him greatly. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you comfort and peace during this time and in the days to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce & Mary Ann
01-29-2019 Sam Dockmonish
Ellie and family, You all have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Dick. I remember the good times we had traveling over the place when I visited. My God show his blessing on all of you.
01-28-2019 Lynice Broyles
To the wonderful Morris family, my heart is saddened for your loss but rejoicing that heaven has another great angel in its presence. Mr Morris was a very dear person and to Dick and his mother, Eleanor, my deepest sympathy is extended. Your family has been very dear to me and I will hold you in my prayers in the days ahead. Much love Lynice Broyles


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