September 5, 1943 ~ December 24, 2021

Born in: Charleston Co., SC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Samuel F. Morris, 78, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Mr. Morris was born September 5, 1943, in Charleston County, SC, to the late Charles and Minnie Sue Gillespie Morris. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war and was the very proud owner of Morris and Sons Cars in Black Mountain, NC.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Payne Morris; daughter, Traci Melton (Scott); sons, Matthew Morris (Shannon); Samuel Eric Morris (Wendy) and seven grandchildren; David Melton, Mark Melton, Nate Morris, Aidan Morris, Isabella Morris, Lara Morris, and Fletcher Ballance.

Funeral services will be held at 10am, Thursday December 30 at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Clark Henderson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery immediately after.

The family will greet friends at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Visitation: December 30, 2021 9:30 am

New Bridge Baptist Church
199 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804


Funeral Service: December 30, 2021 10:00 am

New Bridge Baptist Church
199 Elkwood Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804


Burial: December 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I remember Sam from the first day we met. Traci was one of my first students at CC Bell Elementary and he and Judy wanted to help anyway they could. He was a very caring, sincere and kind man. Prayers for the family.

  2. Mr. Morris was my little league baseball coach when I was 8 and 9 years old. Enjoyed playing baseball for him as my coach. We had the nicest hats because Mr. Morris used his own money and bought us all nice hats. I am 47 years old now and still remember this gesture of kindness from Mr. Morris.

  3. Sam was a friend of mine and my husbands. Am so sad to hear this. U met him in high school, my husband in grammar school. Prayers for the family!

  4. I am so sorry to hear this. I thought Sam was one of the sweetest men I had ever met. He and my father had known each other for years. He will be missed. Tracy Matt and all the rest of the family you are in my prayers.


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