The Rev. Herbert Randolph Morris
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street
Galax, VA
On July 10, 2021, the Rev. Herbert Randolph Morris was called to Heaven while at his home in Galax, Va.
Randy was born on May 6, 1944, in Giles County, Va., to Cloyd Crockett Morris and Reba Jane Tibbs Morris.
Welcoming him to his Heavenly home were his beloved parents; son, Shawn Morris; sister, Geneva Summerford; and brothers, Crockett Morris, Robert Morris and Ross Morris.
Survivors include his loving wife, Carol Sue Morris of 56 years; daughter, Michelle Cassell (husband, Dr. Jamie Cassell); six grandchildren, Hannah Musser (husband, Keith Musser), Dr. Hailey Cassell, Holly Cassell, Hayden Cassell, Dylan Morris and Karly Morris; and his brother, Sammie Morris (wife, Mildred Morris).
Randy graduated with a B.A. from Duke Divinity School and an Associate's from Wytheville Community College.
He dutifully served the Lord as a minister for 53 years; 45 years for the United Methodist Church and served eight years at the First Christian Church of Galax.
He also served as the youth camp counselor at Camp Dickinson and was president of the Ministerial Association for eight years.
Randy touched the lives of many people and several communities that he came into contact with, which he loved dearly.
He was full of compassion, kindness and love for the Lord; always seeing the best in others. ?
He was a dedicated and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend never missing a chance to be with those he loved.
His grandchildren absolutely adored their "papaw" and will treasure all the special memories they shared together.
Randy lived a full and warm life, filled with love and joy.
He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bridle Creek United Methodist Church at the address of 15 Bridle Creek Road, Independence, Va. 24348 to the attention of Mary Young and to West Galax United Methodist Church (building fund) at P.O. Box 656, Galax, Va. 24333.
Visitation was held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home in Galax, Va. The funeral was held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bridle Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted Anders and the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating with a burial following at Bridle Creek Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Published by Galax Gazette from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
12
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street, Galax, VA
Jul
13
Funeral
11:00a.m.
Bridle Creek United Methodist Church
, VA
Funeral services provided by:
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
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Carol, We were so sorry to hear about Randy. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family during this difficult time. May God surround you with His love and peace. I will always remember how much Lance thought of him and now he and Shawn and Lance are together again. May God bless you. With love, Jerry and Wanda Testerman
Wanda Testerman
Friend
July 19, 2021
Randy was always a kind Man when seeing him out and about. He would always shake my hand and say hello no matter where he and I was if we seen each other. Sorry for your loss, Carol and family! Much love and comfort to you all!
Jordan Oakley
Acquaintance
July 18, 2021
Carol I am so sorry to hear this!!! Didn’t realize until today. Rand was such a great guy and Christian. I remember the first time I met him at the hospital and he was so easy to talk to and you could feel the spirit of God reflect off of him, always treated everyone he came in contact with the deepest respect❤ He will be sorely missed but I know what a time he is having with Shawn and the rest of his family but most of all being with Jesus Christ the one and only willing to suffer and die for our sins so I can rejoice in knowing there is no more suffering or sickness for him. We will be praying for you and your family ❤✝.

With all our love,
Dean & Debbie Oakley
Debbie Oakley
Friend
July 18, 2021
Carol Sue and family. I just learned of Randy’s passing and I am so sorry. He was a great man and always had a smile on his face. He never failed to say hello whenever I saw him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Polly Vaughan
Friend
July 16, 2021
He was a familiar face to all of us at TCRH.He never failed in his visits to the patients.Always with a smile and dressed so nice.Randy will be missed.Prayers for your family.
Jeanie Dye
Acquaintance
July 15, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family and will continue. God bless each of you in knowing Randy is where he has preached about so many times..... The Catron Family..
July 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss.


Rex & Sue Worley
Friend
July 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Barry & Ann Branscome
Friend
July 13, 2021
Since Randy and I attended sister churches as children, I have known Randy all my life--his contagious smile, gentle nature and devotion to God, his family and others. I can hear Jesus say, "Welcome home good and faithful Servant." My prayers are with you,
Sue Sink
Friend
July 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Randy was a wonderful and kind man. My heart goes out to you.
Jana Pobrislo
Friend
July 13, 2021
Love and Sympathy to all the family. A Great example of a Christian life Well Lived.
Danny & Melinda Boyer
Friend
July 12, 2021
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I know how close your entire family was with Randy. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you all and gives you the peace and strength you need. God bless each of you.
Joe & Susan White
Friend
July 12, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Randy passing. I pray for all your family that you will find peace and comfort.
Butch Reeves
Friend
July 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss, he was such a good man, visited many ,many patients at TCRH while I was there . prayers for the family.
Joyce Burnette
Acquaintance
July 12, 2021
Carol Sue, Michelle and Family,
I am so saddened to hear about Randy. He was certainly one of a kind and an inspiration to all. Lifting you up in prayers in the days ahead. Peace and God's blessing to you.
Ruth Hall
Friend
July 12, 2021
Michelle I'm so sorry. I know how
this hurts. Love to you.
Ruth Lyon
Ruth Lyon
Friend
July 12, 2021
We are so sad to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers as you move forward during this difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Randy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by everyone that was touched by him.
Kenneth Hampton
Friend
July 12, 2021
Carol Sue and family, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Randy. He was a wonderful person and always so friendly and such a thoughtful person. I was blessed to have called him my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much love!
Susan Higgins
Friend
July 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He always had a wonderful smile and greeting for everyone he met. He will surely be missed.
Darlene Brewer
July 12, 2021
Miss Carol Sue,
I am so sorry to hear of Rev. Randy's passing. I have so many fond memories of the both of you. I am saying many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
Rosa Pike
Friend
July 12, 2021
I am sure the Lord's first words to Randy were" Well done my good and faithful servant" Randy was truly a fine Christian man who brought joy to all he met. He will be greatly missed.. May God's mercy,love, and comfort be with all the family at this most difficult time.
Larry Spangler
Friend
July 12, 2021
Randy was a fine and Godly man. Always cheerful and dedicated to God, to his family and to his Church. He was our pastor for many years at Fairlawn UMC and he and Carol Sue were such a joy to know. Randy is going to be sorely missed but we will see him again one day. My sincere condolences to the family and my love to Carol Sue especially, who has been like a dear sister to me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
Linda Vanhoozier
Friend
July 12, 2021
Condolences to the family from me and my sisters, Josephine Pauley Phillips; Pauline Pauley Albert; and Maxie Pauley Cassell. We are so sorry for all of Bugsy's family.
Margaret P. Bowles
Friend
July 11, 2021
You are in our hearts and prayers. Randy was a kind and caring person and impacted many lives. He will be missed and remembered for his sweet smile and his gentle spirit. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Randy and Dodi Sexton
Friend
July 11, 2021
Carol and Michelle, you are in my prayers during this very difficult time. May your sweet memories carry you through the days ahead.
Melissa Williams
Friend
July 11, 2021
Carrol Sue and Mechelle, I wish that I could take away the hurt that you and the family . Our Lord didn't want him to lie and suffer, so he went quickly. I will see you afterwards. I love you always, Marie.
Marie Martin
Friend
July 11, 2021
I will be praying for God to bless and comfort your family during this time of sorrow. Randy was such a good man and a wonderful minister. He did so much for my mother and our family during her illness and home going. He will be missed and his kindness will never be forgotten.
Kathy Burris Sikes
July 11, 2021
It was always such a blessing to talk with Randy. His smile and kind words made each meeting special. My sympathy to the family and to everyone who knew him. The world is a little darker tonight because Randy was a bright shining light. He will be missed.
Jerry Cock
Friend
July 11, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great man.
Robby and Cindy Snavely
Friend
July 11, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was such a kind, sweet, caring person. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone. My Mom and Dad both thought the world of Randy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Regina Mabe
Friend
July 11, 2021
Prayers for Carol Sue and their family. So sorry for your loss. Randy will be missed. Such a kind man!❤
Rhonda Jones
Friend
July 11, 2021
So sorry for your loss Carol Sue. May God comfort you and give you peace that surpasses understanding. May he place joy in your heart instead of sorrow. Prayers.
Dianne Hudson-Strock
Friend
July 11, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Randy was a great man and we thought so much of him. He always had a smile for everyone and made everyone feel loved. May the love of your friends and family help you through this difficult time.
Joyce and Kelland Williams
Joyce Williams
July 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Liz Pollard
July 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy. Robert &Kathy Asbury - Hicks Testerman
Kathy Asbury
Friend
July 11, 2021
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