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David Lee Morris

March 13, 1936 — January 2, 2023

Owensboro, KY 42301

David Lee Morris

David Lee Morris, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, January 2nd, 2023, while surrounded by family, at The Heartford House. He was born March 13, 1936 to Claude and Gladys Thompson Morris in Lone Oak, McCracken County, KY. David was a graduate of Lone Oak High School, Paducah Junior College and Murray State University, where he earned his Rank I. David served in United States Army. He was employed as an educator by McCracken County Board of Education and the Paducah Board of Education. 


David was a Christian. David was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and previously Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, KY.


David was a member of the Owensboro Symphony Chorus and the OCTC Community Chorus. 


Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Joe Thomas Morris, Charles Edward Morris, and Dr. Robert E. Morris.


David is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virgina Cardwell Morris; a son, Dr. William C. Morris (Allison), of Henderson, KY; a daughter, Anna Morris Settle (Dr. Russell Settle) of Owensboro; and son, James D. Morris of Louisville, KY; his nine grandchildren, Mackenzie C. Morris, Madeline M. Pinkston (Neil), Maclaine G. Morris, and Macy E. Morris; Dr. Katherine C. Settle, Clark R. Settle, and Kegan M. Settle; Bailey M. Morris and Margaret Sloan Morris; and great grandson, Archer B. Pinkston; a sister Norma Owens Rebik.


The graveside service and burial for David will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Maplelawn Park Cemetery & Mausoleum in Paducah, KY.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Heartford House, Hospice of Western Kentucky and Settle Memorial United Methodist Church.


Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. 


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Friday, January 6, 2023

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