OBITUARY

Raymond Edwin Morris, Sr.

June 6, 1923February 6, 2019
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COLUMBIA - Raymond E. Morris, Sr., 95, passed away after a short illness in Charlotte, N.C. on February 6, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine St., Columbia, SC. Military Honors and Burial will follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel followed by a gathering of family and friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Ray was born June 6, 1923 in New Bedford, MA to Seraphim and Lena Mederios Morris. He served his country proudly in the US Army during WWII serving with 34th Division, Red Bull as a rifleman in the Italian campaign. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and three battle stars for his bravery.

After his service, he graduated from New Bedford Textile Institute now University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he was Vice-President of Phi Psi Fraternity. He was a textile engineer with Uniroyal transferring his family from Massachusetts, Rockefeller Center, New York and then the Winnsboro plant in 1964. He and his beloved wife, Eleanor of 63 years raised their family in Columbia. He retired with 43 years of service.

He was devoted to his family and never met a stranger. A past member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and St. Joseph’s Senior Life Center. His life was enriched by his recent membership at the Levine JCC Senior Oasis Center where he gained so many dear friendships. He will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Hendricks Morris and brother, George Morris.

He is survived by his children: Janet M. Faust (Delmar), Cayce, SC, Raymond Morris, Jr. (Glenda) Columbia, SC, Joe Morris (Debbie), Columbia, SC, Patti Slaughter (Jim), Charlotte, NC, Mary Beth Wilson, Gilbert, SC, Susan Warner (Tony), Columbia, SC. 12 Grandchildren: Ashley Trotter, Brooke Faust (Caleb) Murray, Brie Trotter (Derek) Bell, Tricia Trotter (Brian) Taper, Lauren Faust (Charles) Haltom, Amanda Mitchum, Chase (Jessica) Mitchum, Taylor Morris, Nick Mitchum, Raymond Wilson, Madison Morris, Blake Warner. 12 great-grandchildren: Kai Harmon, Isabella and Parker Murray, Addie and Barrett Coffer, Juliet Taper, Isaac and Henry Haltom, Coner, Caleb, and Eleanor Goldin and Wyatt Michalek. Many nieces and nephews in New Bedford, Ma.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Home Instead, especially Christine Irby and Tanya Long, and Providence Meadows Retirement Living staff for their amazing dedication and caring.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Church and JCC Oasis Center, 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Children
    Janet M. Faust and husband Delmar
    Raymond Morris, Jr. and wife Glenda
    Joe Morris and wife Debbie
    Patti Slaughter and husband Jim
    Mary Beth Wilson
    Susan Warner and husband Tony

    12 Grandchildren
    Ashley Trotter
    Brooke Faust and husband Caleb
    Murray Trotter
    Brie Trotter and Derek Bell
    Tricia Trotter and Brian Taper
    Lauren Faust and Charles Haltom
    Amanda Mitchum,
    Chase Mitchum and wife Jessica
    Taylor Morris
    Nick Mitchum
    Raymond Wilson
    Madison Morris
    Blake Warner

    12 great-grandchildren
    Kai Harmon
    Isabella Murray
    Parker Murray
    Addie Coffer
    Barrett Coffer
    Juliet Taper
    Isaac Haltom
    Henry Haltom
    Coner Goldin
    Caleb Goldin
    Eleanor Goldin
    Wyatt Michalek
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • JCC Oasis Center

Services

  • Rosary Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Burial and Military Honors Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Raymond Edwin Morris, Sr.

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Pam Fusco

February 11, 2019

The father of my best friend, Janet Morris Faust. Mr. Morris was a delightful, kind, caring man. I can't count all of the days I spent at Janet's house while growing up. Although Janet had five brothers and sisters, Mr. Morris was always understanding of us kids. I never heard him speak a mean word. Such a positive person with a great wit. He was making us laugh until the day before he passed away. Frank and I send all our love and sympathy to the awesome Morris Family.

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