Roy Morris Jr., age 94, formerly of Cox's Mills and Normantown, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday October 27, 2019 where he had been living with his daughter at her residence in Ranger, GA.
Roy was born August 28, 1925 in Marietta, OH, the son of Roy Morris and Mary Gladys Preston Morris.
Roy served in the United States Army and the Korean War in 1955 to 1957.
In 1959, Roy met the love of his life at a bakery, in Belpre, OH. On June 11th of that year, he was united in marriage and enjoyed 59 years of marriage to his wonderful wife, Lulu Elaine Sprouse Morris, who preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2018.
Roy will be remembered by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews as the one always playing with them in the yard. Showing them tricks, letting kids walk on his feet, throwing his keys in his back pocket after throwing them straight in the air, and passing the ball with them. We will always remember the saying, you shook the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand, which his great grandchildren in GA changed to “I SHOOK THE MANS HAND” which brought him pure joy. You will remember the fast draw of his pistol (finger) and him blowing on it before you could even draw yours, and all the other tricks he had up his sleeve. Roy loved people and life and Coca-Cola, and always had a smile on his face with everyone he ever met. He loved his wife, Elaine, dearly and enjoyed gallivanting around with her during their senior years.
Roy was a Baptist by faith and member of the Dawson Baptist Church. His one desire in life was to see his loved ones saved by our Lord Jesus Christ.
In his spare time, Roy enjoyed reading, writing songs and poems, drawing, playing horseshoes, swimming, fishing, spending time with his family and friends, and spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever possible.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Frye and husband, Tony, of Cox's Mills, Rhonda Roland and husband, Jeff of Ranger, GA, and Stephanie James and husband, Doug, of Roanoke, 15 grandchildren, Michelle Greenwood (Adam), of Snellville, GA, Ronald Lee Morris, of Loganville, GA, Melissa Ulysse (Josue), of Lawrenceville, GA, Heather Murphy, of Fairmount, GA, and Haley Murphy, of Calhoun, GA, Kirk Murphy, of NY, Dustin Murphy (Carrie), of Ball Ground, GA, David Frye and Brandi Frye, of Cox's Mills, Rob James, of Roanoke, Shirania James and Samantha Sevcik, of Weston, and Alex, John and Kira James, of Roanoke, and 11 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Alex, Jamie Greenwood all, of Snellville, GA, LJ, Jasmine, and Miah, of Lawrenceville, GA, Rowen and Eden Murphy, of Talking Rock, GA, Lula Kernea, and Wyatt Murphy, of Calhoun GA, Laurel Murphy, of Ball Ground, GA, and Craig James, of Roanoke. His sister, Marty Morris and Sister- in-law, Shirley Morris, of Marietta, OH, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, great- nephews, and other family and friends, all of whom he loved very much.
Along with his parents and wife, Roy is preceded in death by two sons, Scott Edgar and Ronald Lee Morris, brothers Karl, Richard (Dick), Elmer, and Dave Morris, and sisters, Sarah “Libby” Sprague and Doris Ann Morris.
A funeral service was conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Elder Mike Richardson officiated. Burial followed in the Turner Cemetery near Lockney. Friends were received from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday evening at the mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc was honored to assist the family of Roy Morris Jr. with arrangements.