Guy Herbert Morris, Jr., 65, of Candler, died May 9, 2018 at the Charles George VA Medical Center after an extended illness.
Guy was born in Asheville, January 4, 1953, the eldest son of the late Guy H. Morris and Mary Ann Mulvaney Morris. He was a life-long member of St Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, where he attended grade school. Guy joined the US Navy after graduating from Asheville Catholic High School and served until 1987. During this time he received a degree from Western Carolina University.
Upon his return to Asheville, Guy worked with the Western North Carolina Aids Project (WNCAP) for ten years. He also worked with the ARC of North Carolina, supervising homes for persons with disabilities across the state. Guy was also a champion of LGBTQ rights.
Guy was an avid participant in life. He enjoyed gardening, studied horticulture and cultivated beautiful plants, flowers and personal landscapes. He participated for a time in the Norfolk, Virginia Little Theater, performing in a number of musicals, including Lil Abner and The Music Man. Guy enjoyed reading and creating poetry. Throughout his years at Saint Joan of Arc, Guy was a member of the choir and was a principle cantor for many services. He had countless numbers of friends, and his family knows that he cherished them all.
Guy is survived by his wife, Linda Gaines-Morris; his mother, Mary Ann Mulvaney Morris; two brothers, Stephen Morris (Suzanne) and David Morris (Kevin Beauboef); one nephew, Eric Morris; stepchildren, Rachel Wyse and Luke Elrod; step-granddaughter, Jade Moonborne; as well as close friend and confidant, Ann Broadbent.
Services will take place Monday, May 14, 2018 10:00 AM at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Candler, with Rev. Fr. C. Morris Boyd celebrating.
The family would like to thank the staff at Charles George VA Medical Center for their excellent care and concern over this long period and especially the amazing nurses and staff of the VA Hospice.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Western North Carolina Aids Project (WNCAP) in Guy’s memory.