Joseph Walker Morris
Joseph Walker Morris, 78,
beloved husband of Gail Ackerman Morris, went home to be with the Lord,
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mr. Walker was born the
son of Hughie Oscar Morris and Annie Browder Morris on June 25, 1937 in
Andrews. He was a retired employee of Georgetown Steel Mill.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served as a
member of the Lew Mills Sunday School Class and Trinity Chancel Choir.
Walker enjoyed life and visiting with others. He enjoyed his weekly
suppers with great friends at the two “Barns”, daily visits to the Blakely
Farm, riding his golf cart either alone or with his girls and stopping
to visit all along his way. His greatest pride and joy was his grandchildren
whom he loved with all his heart and soul. He was a man of solid
character and firm morals. His legacy shall remain true as a devoted
husband, beloved father and grandfather, cherished brother, and a loyal
Walker and Gail were married
on September 20, 1959 and celebrated 56 years together. Their home
was blessed with: two children, Joseph “Joey” (Daphne) Walker Morris,
Jr. and Ryan Derrick (Michelle) Morris; four grandchildren, Malorey Morris,
Raylee Morris, Molly Morris, and Patrick Wall; and two great-grandchildren,
Kelsey Taylor and Christopher Lambert. He also leaves behind:
two brothers, J.B Morris and R.C. (Joan) Morris; two sisters, Mary Hancock
and Margie “Tootsie” (Steve) Brown; his adopted family, Geraldine Blakely,
Tony Blakely, Kevin Blakely, and Jeannine Blakely; his very special friends,
Ansel (Sharon) Coker, Luther (Brenda) Langley, Sambo (Karin) Harper, and
Tommy (Wanda) Cox; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by:
his parents; his daughter-in-law, Daphne; four brothers, Oscar Morris,
Thomas Morris, Marvin Morris, and David Morris; two sisters, Rosie Morris
and Joann Mixon; and his best friend for life and loved like a brother,
Funeral Service will be
will be 2PM, Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in the Harmony Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel
of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be
6-8PM, Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Andrews Chapel.
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 South
Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510 OR Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 North
Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.