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Carl Lee “Pop” Morris, 85, of Mechanicsville died March 6, 2013, surrounded by his family in Prince Frederick.
Born March 10, 1927, in Clendenin, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry and Minnie Matheny Morris.
He is survived by his son, Daniel Morris (Linda) of Mechanicsville; two grandchildren, Sean Morris (Susan) and Kyle Morris; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Owen Morris. He was preceded in death by his siblings, William Morris of Charleston, W.Va., Mark Morris of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Virginia and Fred Morris of Clendenin.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Sergeant Bay CVE 83 from 1945 to 1947. He moved from Clinton to St. Mary’s County in 1971. He worked as a tile and marble mechanic, retiring on March 10, 1995. He loved old cars, reading his Bible and spending time with his grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends today, March 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown. A funeral service was held March 14 at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Mark Dooley officiating. Interment will be held Monday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham. Pallbearers will be Sean Morris, Kyle Morris, John Shea, Joseph Lathroum, Patrick Blair and Tommy Greenwell. Honorary pallbearer will be David Gainer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Knights, P.O. Box 1498, La Plata, MD 20646, for the benefit of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.