Funeral services for James Buist Morris, 87, of Blackville, SC will be held Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend David Turner officiating; burial will follow in the Barnwell Memorial Cemetery by the airport. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. James passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Born in Columbia, SC, he was a son of the late Reginald Buist Morris and Myrtle Haskell Morris. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and retired as a robotic maintenance welder from the Chevrolet Division of General Motors after 25 years of service. He attended the General Motors Technical College for 2 years. He was a U. S. Marine Veteran and a member of the Army Reserve for 12 yrs., retiring as a Master Sargent. James grew up in Old Ellenton which is now a part of the Savannah River Site. He returned to Blackville in 1985 and fulfilled his life-long dream of owning his own fish pond later in life, he certainly enjoyed fishing. He loved his children and grandchildren and was definitely a family man. He was a member of the Hope Masonic Lodge # 126 and was a Mason for over 50 years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Marilyn Sue Rush Morris; daughters, Kim Joann Walters and Tina Marie (Jon) Forde; sons, Kevin Mark Walters and Tracy Lee (Courtney) Walters; a brother, Wayne Allen (Jean) Morris; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters; Patricia Dicks, Gloria Frazier and Joy Robison.
The family suggest that memorials be made to the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 10574 Hwy 3, Blackville, SC 29817.
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