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Anthony Dewayne "Tony" Morris

October 28, 1958 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

Anthony Dewayne "Tony" Morris, 63, passed away on January 03, 2022 at his home in the Janice community. He was born on October 28,1958 in Pensacola, FL, the youngest of two children to Ray and Ruby (Wilson) Morris. Tony, as he was known by those closest to him, grew up in South Mississippi and has loved to hunt and fish from an early age. He learned to weld and worked at Ingall's Shipbuilding for a few years before deciding to take his trade on the road working shutdowns. The drive to various jobs was what he enjoyed most, so Tony decided to become a commercial driver, and eventually was an owner/operator for more than 30 years. He is remembered as one that told you just like it was. Tony didn't cut any corners or "sugar coat" anything. He loved to pick on you, and the better he knew you, the more he did so. An avid outdoorsman, if there was a season for it, Tony hunted it. He loved fishing equally as much, spending lots of time at his favorite spots on, Black creek. Tony enjoyed passing on his knowledge and skills to anyone who would sit and listen, but especially to his grandchildren. While the animals and fish can rest a bit easier now, those who knew and loved him will miss him deeply. He was preceded his father, Ray Morris, his mother and stepfather, Carlos and Ruby Lee; and his grandson Drake Swafford. Left to cherish his memories are: daughters Shelia (Ronnie) Burns of Gulfport, Shannon (Josh) Holliman of Janice; his brother Mike (Delores) Morris of Lyman, and sisters Shelia (Steve) Buck of Orlando, FL and Rhonda (Jimmy) Parker of Woolmarket, and his former wife, Lynn Ford, also of Janice. He leaves a legacy of four grandchildren: Randall (Sarah) Swafford, Dakota Morris, Toni Harding, and Tristan Long, his two heeler children, "Bullit" and "Sassy", along with several extended family, friends and neighbors through the years. His final wishes were to be cremated, which his family is honoring and will hold a memorial service at a later date. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Morris family in their time of need and asks everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the coming days.

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