Jerry Morris

Jerry Morris Obituary


Age - 82


October 6, 2023


Tellico Plains, TN

Jerry David "Marduck" Morris, age 82, of Tellico Plains, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at home surrounded by family. He was a 1960 graduate of Tellico Plains High School and served in the U. S. Army. He retired from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency after 35 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and hanging out with his friends at Shep's Garage. "Marduck" was known for his sense of humor, his knowledge of the Cherokee National Forest, and the ability to walk trails faster than anyone around. He will be dearly missed by many. Preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Linda Morris, parents, Roy and Pearl Sylvester Morris;Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Kim Morris, granddaughters and spouse, Haley and Jack Kincaid, Hannah Morris, great-granddaughter, Anastasia Kincaid, sister, Loretta Tempchin, brother and sister-in-law, Don and Phyllis Morris, nieces and spouse, Lisa and Tom Spaid, Laura Beasley, nephews and spouses, Adam and Makayla Morris, Bill and Christene Beasley, special friends, Joseph and Heather Byers. The family would like to express sincere thanks & gratitude to Amedisys Hospice. Graveside Service & Interment 11:00 A. M. Friday, Hardshell Cemetery, Rev. Jon Faraone and Rev. Kenny Isbill officiating. Family will receive friends 4-7:00 P. M. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.

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