Charles Gordon Morris Fayetteville – Mr. Charles Gordon Morris went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the home of his daughter, Susan.
Born in Fayetteville to the late Henry and Katie Adams Morris on February 2, 1933, Charles was very proud of his Campbell Town roots growing up on B Street. A lover of history, he was especially proud to find out recently that he was a Son of the American Revolution.
Losing his parents when just a young boy, Charles was always indebted to his oldest sister, the late Bluma Morris Simmons, for raising him as her own.
He was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters.
Charles graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1951 and worked all his life in Fayetteville except for his service in the Army to our country during the Korean War. Starting at a young age he worked downtown selling newspapers at Point News, was a soda jerk at Carolina Soda Shop and worked at Dixie Billiards before starting a 43 year career with Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Company. There he met the love of his life the late Carole Snelgrove Morris. Charles was a Deacon and Elder in MacPherson Presbyterian Church.
However, his favorite job was that of “PaPa”. He was a never-ending supporter of his grandchildren whether it be a sporting, academic or musical event right up to his last days. He was also immensely involved in Boy Scout Troop 771 with his son, Clif, and continued the tradition with his grandsons.
Charles is survived by his daughter, Susan Morris Dunn and husband, Timothy of Fayetteville; son, Charles Clifton Morris and wife, Jennifer of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, Clark Dunn and wife Emily of Maricopa, AZ; John Patrick Dunn and wife Bruna of Camp Pendleton, CA; Laura Dunn of Winston-Salem, NC; Hannah Morris of St. Louis, MO; Christian Morris of Ft. Wayne, IN; and Joshua and Jessica Shuford of Savannah, GA; great-grandsons, Michael, Levi and Rhys Dunn. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Donald Snelgrove of Wadesboro, NC and sister-in-law, Jessie Allen Morris of Raleigh, NC; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He leaves us with wonderful memories and his influence will be felt forever in our lives. The family is immensely grateful to 3HC Home Health Care especially Monica, Daisey, Brooke, Doris, Lindsie, Tuwana, Karla, Heather, Brandon and Mindy.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25 at 2 o’clock in the parlor at MacPherson Presbyterian Church and the funeral service will follow at 3 o’clock in the sanctuary. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to BSA Troop 771 or the Building Fund at MacPherson Presbyterian Church.