Fred Jefferson Morris, Sr., age 91, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
He was born December 15, 1927 in Charleston County, SC to the late David E. Morris and Marion Shaw Morris Todd.
He proudly served our country during WWII in the US Army receiving the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Japan Occupation Medal. He was a recipient of the Quilt of Valor and in August 2013 he participated in the Honor Flight Myrtle Beach that visited the National WWII Memorial and other monuments in Washington, DC. He retired from General Telephone Company after 36 years where he was the lone telephone man in North Myrtle Beach for several years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, SC and a charter member of the North Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge. He married his late wife, Bobbie Jean Boatwright Morris on Valentine’s Day 1948.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Bobbie Jean Boatwright Morris; three brothers, David Carl “DC” Morris, Willie C. Morris, and George “Winks” Glenn Morris.
He is survived by his 3 children, Fred J. Morris, Jr. (Debbie) of Little River, SC, Glenn Lee Morris (Nancy) of Longs, SC, and Lorraine Hope Hickman of North Myrtle Beach, SC; six grandchildren, Brent Gilbert (Lindsey), Page Morris (Mike), Jamie Gilbert Watson (Nick), Dillon Morris (Abby), Jade Hickman Chandler, and Ben Morris (Chelci); seven great-grandchildren, Madison Gilbert, Kaylee Gilbert, Amber Chandler, April Chandler, JP Watson, Grace Watson, and Royce Morris; brother Cleo Glenn Todd; and sisters-in-law, Dollie Morris and Lillie Morris.
Heartfelt thanks to Myra and Joann of Hospice and special thanks and much love to longtime caretaker, Betty Williams.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Morgan officiaitng. Burial following in Southern Palms Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Wednesday and 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM Thursday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC, 28422.