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Patrick Allen Morris, 78, of Mannington, passed away Monday (Oct. 10, 2016) at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 13, 1938 in Smithfield, the son of the late Jeanette (Edgell) Morris and Amos Morris.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Karen Sue (Haught) Morris. Also surviving is his daughter, Vicky Nuzum and husband Mark of Bridgeport; his son, Scott Morris and wife Michelle of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons, Clinton Nuzum and wife Stephanie of Morgantown and Jordan Nuzum and girlfriend Ellie McCoy of Charleston; and his great-granddaughter, who was the light of his life, Emma Nicole Nuzum. Pat is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Gloria Morris of Mannington; a sister, Luella Patterson of Longview, Texas; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Morris of Vidor, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his brother, James Morris of Vidor, Texas.
Pat graduated from Mannington High School in 1956. He was a brick layer by trade. He was a 50-year member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local No. 15. He worked for several companies and on many buildings in the area.
Mr. Morris was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. His visits with his brother, Albert, were priceless to him. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, Chapter B of Clarksburg. He loved animals and adopted many strays and fed the birds and wildlife in his neighborhood. He leaves behind two beloved pets, his cat Buddy and his dog Maddie, adopted from the Humane Society. He took long walks with his pets, in all kinds of weather, until he could no longer go. He spent many hours watching cowboy movies, the news, the Pittsburgh Steelers and West Virginia Mountaineers on television.
Pat was a member of the Mannington Church of Christ.
The family would like to especially thank Hospice Care Corp. for its care and kindness; the Mary Baab Randolph Cancer; Dr. Michael Craig and all his amazing people working there; Dr. Doug Wolfe; the Red Dot Pharmacy; Mark Morris and staff for always going above and beyond; Jerry Bush for his many phone calls and visits; the Mannington Church of Christ; and all the friends and family who have been praying, sending cards, calling to check in and visiting during the extended illness.
At the request of Mr. Morris, cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Masters Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Bush officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV, 26520 or the Mannington Food Pantry, 811 East Main Street, Mannington, WV, 26582.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
Published on October 12, 2016
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