John Richard Morris June 8, 1955 - October 2, 2020

John Richard Morris, 65 of Asheville passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Keever Solace Center. He was the son of the late Wilburn Whitlock and Anne Marie Morris. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Andrew Morris.

John served in the US Coast Guard as a Hospital Corpsman and retired from Duke Energy as a Nuclear Operator. He attended Shiloh Baptist Church, Fellowship Baptist Church, Broadcreek Baptist Church, Shadow Ridge Baptist Church and International Love Baptist Church. He was a member of the Raleigh Troglodyte Club, Harris Nuclear Plant Fire Brigade and the NC Wake County Beekeeper Association.

John’s hobbies include camping, canoeing, spelunking, Arrowhead hunting, hiking, fishing, woodworking, carpentry, gardening, farming, Bonsai caretaking, reading, playing Zombie Apocalypse video games with his son, gem mining and beekeeping. He was an amazing father and grandfather who shared his love of nature with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving him is his loving wife, Anna DiCandia Morris; two daughters, Jennifer Elaine Wells and husband Todd Anthony and Mary Elisabeth Bloom and husband Cameron Gregg; one son, John Richard Morris Jr. and wife Xinwei Wang; three grandchildren, Seth Wilburn and Hazel Naomi Wells and Johnny Raleigh Bloom.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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  1. Mark Palmer says

    I had the great fortune to work with John for a number of years at the Harris plant. Such a hard worker, such a good person such a great family man.
    John helped me to see beyond just work when that was my biggest focus. I was honored to know John and to be able to work and spend time with him.
    John, thank you for your friendship, your dedication, the way you cared. You will be missed by all who knew you. Not many can say that.
    To your family, know that John was deeply loved and admired and will be sorely missed.

  2. Amber Wrenn and Steve Jordan says

    Sharing in your sadness of the loss of John Morris. His generous spirit was always rooted in kindness. He will be missed deeply and never forgotten.

  3. Ron and Jan Wells says

    Words cannot express how deeply saddened we were upon hearing of your loss. May happy memories of your husband, father and grandfather comfort you. May he Rest In Peace. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Amy Matzer says

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort for your family. Much love, David, Amy, Jocelyn and Claire Matzer