Marion E. Morris

Published 4:39 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2019

“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” Ecclesiastes 7:1
Marion E. Morris, 86, of Hampton, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2019, from Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Marion was born in Elizabethton, Tenn., to the late William Thomas and Margaret Little Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Morris and Eddie Morris, both of Maryland; one sister, Janie Rinker; a half brother, Jerry Walker; and three half sisters, Betty, Lucy and Mary Alice.
Marion was a strong family man, loving, very faithful, kind and gentle, who loved his wife and son and loved his Lord. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. Marion was a faithful member of Sims Hill Christian Church and was a graduate of Hampton High School. He retired from Snap-On Tools and had also worked at American Air Filter and North American Rayon Corporation. He loved fixing things, loved God, family and his country.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Christine Morris of Hampton; his son, Chris Morris of Elizabethton; and a special nephew, David Walker of Maryland.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Marion E. Morris will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bret Jones officiating. Music will be under the direction of Lauren and Lynette Poe. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Bill Trivette, E.J. Blevins, Laverne Banner, Jeff Neubert, Mack Henry, Ken Guy and Ted Vines. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Sims Hill Christian Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. The family would like to thank their Sims Hill Christian Church family and Hampton Christian Church, Dwayne Calhoun, and the loving staff at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Sims Hill Christian Church, 206 Sims Hill Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mr. Morris and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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