Tom Morris, 69

Tom Morris, 69, of Pilot, Va., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.

Tom was born April 12, 1949, in Allegan, to Clifford and Mary Lou Morris. He was the eldest of four children, one preceding him in death.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Tom served with distinction in Vietnam where he was gravely wounded. Upon his return home in 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, Marcia and together they had three children.

Tom was an elite level distance runner, and a dedicated teacher and coach. He spent his life helping young people to meet their potential. Tom’s sense of humor endeared him to young and old alike. He touched the lives of countless people in indelible ways.

In retirement, Tom enjoyed woodworking, helping his friends and neighbors, and spending time with Marcia. He was a devoted husband, a caring father and a quiet friend to so many. He will be deeply missed.

Tom leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Cliff and Mary Lou; his two sisters, Eileen and Margo; his wife Marcia; their three boys Matthew, Cullen, and Phillip; and three grandchildren.

The family received friends on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Horne Funeral Home and a funeral service was Monday, Oct. 22. in the chapel of Horne Funeral Home. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

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