Morris WHITLOCK

Obituary
  • "sorry to hear of your loss. hugs, mimi siegel"
    - mimi siegel
  • " I can see his signature smile, an ear to ear grin, as if..."
    - Art Harris
  • "May the peace of God be with the family ."
  • "We will miss you Morris, our cousin/brother."
    - Sharon & Murray Galin
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WHITLOCK, Morris Morris Whitlock, 85, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family Sunday evening, July 27, after a nine-year battle with Alzheimer's. A native Atlantan, Morris Whitlock was born on December 13th, 1928 to Pauline Clein Lichtenstein Whitlock and father Benjamin Lichtenstein. His grandfather, Phillip Clein, was the Shamas of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue for many years. His mother later married Lee Whitlock, of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He received loving support from his expansive family of aunts, uncles and cousins who hosted him in Charleston and Atlanta as he finished his education at Boys High in 1946. One of his earliest jobs was performing sound effects and the voice of Donald Duck for live commercials made for WAGA radio, and he always enjoyed making his grandchildren's laugh when he spoke to them in his Donald Duck voice. At the University of Georgia, he developed lifelong friends as a member of Phi Epsilon Pi Fraternity, and was an avid Bulldog fan whose friends later dubbed him, "The Big Dawg." Morris was in the Air Force during the Korean War and stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base near Sun Valley, Idaho where he developed his love of skiing and served on the ski patrol. He worked at Richmond Dry Goods Co. for many years where he was treated as a son, then partnered at The Melvin S. Roos & Co. for 20+ years venturing into manufacturing and imports from a then developing Asian manufacturing industry. He and his son, Miles, founded Display Fixture Warehouse in 1991. Morris was a people person, loved big band music, jazz, dancing, and was a life member at The Standard Club. Everyone enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor, one-liners, and his hearty laugh at his own jokes. Serving a term as president of the Fulton Industrial Rotary Club, he was extremely proud of his 20 year perfect attendance record - presenting his club flag at meetings during his travels all over the world. He was a strong supporter of Camp Sunshine as board member for many years and also supported the National Council of Jewish Women. Morris married the love of his life, Deanne Javetz Levine, of Savannah, GA in 1961, with whom he shared much love, laughter and joy for 53 fabulous years. He is survived by 3 children; Fayne (Sheila Lovett) Whitlock, Miles (Hannah) Whitlock, and Lisa (Jay) West and 8 grandchildren: Shelli, Avery, and Morgan Whitlock, Alex, Nicholas and Nathan West, Eli and Asher Maddans. Sign on line guest book at www.edressler.com A memorial service was held at The Temple, Atlanta, GA on Monday July 28, 2014 followed by an interment at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The , The Temple, Weinstein Hospice, and Camp Sunshine, or any . Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999
Funeral Home
Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care of Eternal Light
3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 451-4999
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 30, 2014
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