William M. Morris, 70

February 11, 2011
  • Morris

-FEB. 10, 2011

ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. — William McClure Morris, age 70, died Feb. 10, 2011, after a long battle with colon cancer.

A native of West Virginia, Mr. Morris was the sixth of 10 children born to the late Thomas Earl Morris and Dorothy Hoffman Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford; and sisters, Macel and Glenda.

Bill retired to Roan Mountain in 2001. He enjoyed spending time with family, talking with friends, working outdoors, using his tools and learning about the history of the area. An extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and welcoming friend, he was deeply loved and will be in our hearts and memories forever.

After serving his country in the U.S Air Force from 1956 to 1960, he lived many years in Boonsboro, and worked as an instrument technician for Eastalco Works in Frederick, Md., for 30 years. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, the American Legion, and life member of the Handyman Club of America. He was a Jehovah's Witness.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Christine Yorke Morris, with whom he shared a wonderful life. He was so proud of his children: Deborah, William, Dwayne, Joshua, Jennifer, Jesse and Jeanette. Mr. Morris is also survived by his siblings, Estil, Frank, Agnes, Robert, Carlos and David; and by his eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family wishes to extend special gratitude for their skill and compassion to Dr. Pack, Dr. Digby, Dr. Lamb, to their staff and to the dedicated caregivers at Med Center Hospice.

Mr. Morris donated his body to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, for medical teaching and research. No formal memorial service is planned.

The family requests donations to be made to the American Cancer Society or to the donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the family at with sympathy in the subject line.

The Herald-Mail Articles