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OBIT: Mr. Tony Morris, Age 59, Of Tanglewood

Mr. Tony Morris, age 59 of the Tanglewood Community died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday evening June 15, 2017 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville following lung transplant surgery on Wednesday. Mr. Morris suffered from pulmonary fibrosis.

Eld. Charles Allen Gentry officiated at the 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon June 18th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and Jonathan Burton, Kevin Dennis & Tony’s son Nic delivered eulogies. Burial followed in the Morris family lot in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The son of longtime Carthage Postmaster Elisha Thomas “E. T.” Morris Jr. who died at the age of 77 on May 12, 2005 and Bonita Dickey Morris who died at the age of 80 on December 5, 2010, he was the fourth of their five children and was born Anthony Hart Morris in Carthage on September 9, 1957.

Mr. Morris was a 1975 graduate of Smith County High School and attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

On September 6, 1980, at the home of his parents, he was united in marriage to Newnan, Georgia native, the former Patti McWaters.

He had a thirty year career with the Corps of Engineers at the Cordell Hull Dam where he served as a hydro-electric plant operator before retiring in 2014.

Mr. Morris was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church at Tanglewood.

Surviving in addition to his wife Patti of almost thirty seven years are their two children, Nic Morris and wife Dara of Lebanon, Maeghan Brown of Carthage; three sisters, Helen Lea Morris West and husband Mikey, Melinda Morris all of the Defeated Creek Community, Marie Morris Litchford and husband Tommy of Hiwassie; brother, Tom Morris and wife Gina Gentry Morris also of the Tanglewood Community; two grandchildren, Drake and Maggi Brown.

The Morris family requests memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.