David Kilburn Morris

July 19, 1930December 7, 2013

MORRIS, DR. DAVID KILBURN (Dave) died 12/7/13 at his home in Montgomery, AL at age 83. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Claire Platt Morris, four children: David Morris, Jr., Danny Morris and his wife, Debbie, Jim Morris, Cindy Morris Blackburn and her husband Mike, nine grandchildren and 5 (soon to be 6) great grandchildren. Dave was born in Danville, Ill., attended public schools in Bradenton, FL, and graduated from the University of Florida with the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and later earned the Master of religious education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and the Doctor of Education from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). He was Director of Public Relations at Mississippi College, was a staff member at Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and served under Dr. A. Hamilton Reid and Dr. George E. Bagley as Public Relations Director at the Alabama Baptist State Executive Board (now State Board of Missions). Dr. Morris served as Director of Development at Huntingdon College in Montgomery for 20 years. He received national honors for his writing and production of an original TV ad series, “Mainstream.” His professional associations included Baptist Public Relations Association (President), Society of Fund Raising Executives, Public Relations Society of America, the Public Relations Council of Alabama, and the Delta Kappa Gamma education fraternity. Dr. Morris served several higher education groups, including Alabama Consortium for the Developmental Higher Education, Council for the Advancement of Private Higher Education in Alabama, and Title III Evaluation Group. In Montgomery, he served with the United Way, Montgomery Area Council for the Aging, and was designated Distinguished President by the Good Morning Montgomery Kiwanis Club. Dave loved life, his family, friends, and gardening, fishing, and hunting… but most of all his Lord Jesus Christ. He enthusiastically served Christ in his church, First Baptist Church of Montgomery for 55 years in many capacities, including Sunday School Director, deacon and many committees.

Memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL, at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the Stakley Parlor.

Honorary Pallbearers: First Baptist Church Caring Center food service volunteers, Tuesday Morning Men’s’ Prayer Group, and the Horn Sunday School Class.

Memorials to: The Baptist Foundation of Alabama, Memorial Fund for Dave and Claire Morris for the Prayer Ministry of Alabama Baptist. 7650 Halcyon Summit Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117.

Or Community Ministries of First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. On line condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Service Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, December 9, 2013

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Veronica Eatman

December 10, 2013

Danny and Family, I am so sad to hear of the loss of your father. I know he was very special to you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tracey Guidroz

December 10, 2013

I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about your father's passing! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You look like him...I miss you my friend!

Amy Spivey

December 10, 2013

Dear Friend Danny, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. After reading his obituary it sounds like he was an amazing man. You must certainly take after him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate his wonderful life today. My God Bless you and bring you peace and comfort as only He can. Remember we do not grief as those who have no hope because you know where he is, and will be reunited with him again. Many Blessings!
Amy Spivey

Gloria Cedotal

December 10, 2013

"Danny, I am so sorry about your loss of your father. I will put you and your family in my prayers."

December 10, 2013

Thinking of you during your great loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ann Downs

Melissa Chambers

December 10, 2013

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Julie Songy

December 10, 2013

Danny, I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tamara Keene

December 10, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in our prayers during this time.

Carrie Gibbs

December 10, 2013

Danny, so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Eric Thim

December 9, 2013

I am sorry about your loss. Will put you and your family on our prayer list.