December 3, 1936 - October 6, 2016
Donald “Blackbird” Gene Morris, 79 of Zanesville, died 3:40 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Thursday, December 3 1936 in Radford, VA, the son of Charles Morris and Nerva (Landreth) Morris. He was married on Monday, July 18, 1956 to Virginia "Peggy" L. (Rielly) Morris who preceded him in death on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Don retired from Owens Brockway following 38 years of service. His career was very important to him and he was very proud of never missing a day of work. He enjoyed walking, bicycling, long drives in the country and visiting with his family and friends. Don is survived by six children: Cindy (David) Freriks of New Lexington, Cristy Glaze of Columbus, Jody (Viola) Morris of Alaska, Jay (Jane ) Morris of Hopewell, Kelley (Bret) Morgan of Zanesville and Donald “Skip” (Lisa) Morris of Zanesville; seven grandchildren: Rusty (Erin) Davis, Jay (Danielle) Morris, Cody (Brittany) Morgan, Justin Morgan, Hallie (Chris) Wright, Laken (Kris Kelso) Morris and Wade (Alexes Cox) Morris; ten great grandchildren: Audrey Davis, Ryan, Kolton & Maddalynn Rose Morris, Taylor, Scyler & Paisyn Morgan, Braelyn Huff and Logan & Griffin Wright; one brother: Roger (Cora) Morris of Virginia and two sisters Dorothy Adkins of TN and Betty (Charles) Smith of Virginia. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy Morris, two bothers and three sisters. In accordance with Don’s wishes a cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Don will be laid to rest next to beloved wife Peggy in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Morrison House Hospice. 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701, in Don’s & Peggy’s memory. To sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note of condolence please visit www.hilliscombsnestor.com.
Donald “Blackbird” Gene Morris, 79 of Zanesville, died 3:40 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Thursday, December 3 1936 in Radford, VA, the son of Charles Morris and Nerva (Landreth)... View Obituary & Service Information
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