Charles Weymon Morris, Jr.

charles morris,

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

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: December 18, 2021 1:00 pm - June 12, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Service: December 18, 2021 2:00 pm - June 12, 2024 3:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: December 18, 2021 3:30 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  1. I have very fond memories of Charlie along with Sylvia and the sons from church. Charlie was a kind man and had an abundance of wisdom. I appreciated him and his Christian example. I pray for the comfort and peace for the family and friends that our Lord gives. Charlie will be missed.

  2. Dear Charlie and Jerry,
    Your dad was one in a million! I know he is enjoying being reunited with your mom. What a wonderful example of a Christian and God-fearing man who gave of himself freely to others. May you all find comfort in sweet memories and the promise of joining them on that day!

  3. To the family of Charlie-He was a great Christian man that always was ready to encourage or help anyone that he could. It was a privilege to have worshiped with Charlie and Sylvia for many years at church. I pray that God will continue to give you peace and comfort during this time of your loss. Charlie is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior.

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