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.
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Published by Galax Gazette from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.