Thomas Thurman Morris, Jr.

August 27, 2011


AHOSKIE – Thomas Thurman Morris of Ahoskie, 85, died Saturday, August 27, 2011. He was born September 19, 1925 in Aulander, NC to Tommie and Ola Taylor Morris. He was a graduate of Aulander High School. He entered the US Navy in September 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Mr. Morris was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie.

He worked at Charles H. Jenkins & Company as a service manager for over 40 years. He was a member of the Ahoskie Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years.

He was a member of Davie Lodge #39 and served as Master of Ahoskie Lodge #684 in 1964. He was also a member of New Bern& Enfield Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32°.

A dedicated newspaper reader and avid sports fan, Mr. Morris could recall plays and scores of most any game in any sport. He loved to cook and more importantly loved his family and country.

He married Janice Marie Wiggins of Ahoskie on February 14, 1948. Survivors include his wife, a son Thomas Gary Morris and wife Claudia of Ahoskie; a daughter Rhonda M. Williams of Rocky Mount; a daughter Audrey M. Quattlebaum and husband Greg of Ahoskie. He is survived by four grandchildren, Lauren M. Earley and husband Jackson of Raleigh; Greyson H. Morris of Greenville; and McKenzie and Cade Quattlebaum of Ahoskie.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Friends may pay their condolences to the family immediately after the service or other times at the home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC, 27910; or the Ahoskie Fire Department, PO Box 767, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

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Tommy godwin
12 years ago

Gary,you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. From Little League, through high school, an legion ball he was at every game. I will always remember the time, at my mothers 90th birthday, the time I had to talk with your father, and mother. We had a really good conversation., and it was so kind of them to attend. Ahoskie has lost one of it’s finest sons. Please give my kindest regards to your mother. God bless. tommy g.

Laura Boone Ward
12 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Morris. I remember what a good friend he was to my daddy, Tom Boone. Please know that I am thinking about all of your family at this time, and have you in my prayers.

Katherine Blanchard Northcott
12 years ago

I was sorry to hear about Mr.Morris. I remember him well from my younger days in the old neighborhood. I remember going to the chevy place with my father and visiting with him. I also remember getting in trouble helping with other kids to give Gary a “pink belly”. Oh, they were the good ole days. He will truely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mary Ann Sutton
12 years ago

Rhonda my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you find comfort in your many friends at this sad time. God bless you.

John Bracy
12 years ago

Very sorry to hear of Mr Tommy’s death…really going to miss him at the legion baseball games….prayers and condolences to the family.

Kay Flythe
12 years ago

Dear Janice and family-I ask that the Father walk beside you and help you thru this time-what a wonderful gift to your Mother, and to you, to have had this man in your life.

Kay Flythe

Ronny & Elaine Ray
12 years ago

Rhonda and Gary. We were so saddened to hear about your Dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mother and family. Sincerely, Ronny & Elaine Ray.

Jetta Brett Mohan
12 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This is such a difficult time, you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Love, Jetta

Steve Hoggard
12 years ago

I have known Tommy all of my adult life. I have been blessed to have known him and have enjoyed being his Masonic Brother. To the family, Sue and I are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Bobbie Armstrong
12 years ago

Dear Janice

I am so sorry to learn of your loss.

My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Bobbie Armstrong