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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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||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.|
|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. |
|Dick was a great man and was blessed to know him.|
|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.|
||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
||TEDDY and VIOLET
|Sorry for your loss|
||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 ❤️|
||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
||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|
|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.|
|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.
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