Thomas Thurman Morris

Published 9:11 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

AHOSKIE – Thomas Thurman Morris, 85, of Ahoskie 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; and 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, or the Ahoskie Fire Department.

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