April 24, 1931 ~ December 12, 2021
Born in: Andrews, South Carolina
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina
Charles Weymon Morris, Jr., 90, of Arden, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Care Partners Hospice, Asheville.
Born in Andrews, SC, he was the husband of the late Sylvia (Ruble) Morris, and the son of the late Charles Weymon Morris, Sr. and Eva (Watts) Morris. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Dorris Davis and Mary Rose Morris.
A faithful member of Faith Fellowship Church at Ardenwoods, he was employed as an agent with State Farm Insurance for 35 years until his retirement. While at State Farm, he won the prestigious D.T. Zimmerman Award, and was recognized as one of the country’s top 100 agents. He was also a former member of the Asheville Kiwanis.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Business Administration, Charles was one of the original founders of Asheville Christian Academy. He also worked with the Al Jones Ministry, where he was instrumental in the development of the Western North Carolina Rescue Mission. He also helped found the East Asheville Recreational Club & Ballpark.
He is survived by two sons: Jerome W. Morris and his wife Diane of Black Mountain, and Charles H. Morris of Arden; three grandsons: Michael (Emily), Stephen, and Joseph; one great-grandson, Levi; and four brothers: Frank Morris (Rennie) of Columbia, SC, James Morris (Mary) of Lexington, SC, Burness Morris (Cheryl) of Jacksonville, FL, and Glenn Morris (Sam) of Georgetown, SC.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asheville Christian Academy Scholarship Fund online at Ashevillechristian.org/give.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.