Vernon was born August 11, 1957, at Gauley Clinic, Gauley Bridge, WV to the late Donald Lee and Betty Lee Jarrett Morris. He was also preceded in death by his brothers James William (Willie) Morris and Donald Lee Morris.
Surviving family members are Beatrice Gail Boggs and William Showe of Canton, OH; George Allen and Becky Morris of Guston, KY; William Joseph (Joe) and Regina Morris of Kimberly, WV and Aaron Douglas Morris of Charleston, WV; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Vernon was a current resident of Charleston, WV. He served in the United States Army for two years. He previously resided in San Antonio, TX where he was a taxicab driver for over 25 years before returning to Adonijah and Cannelton Hollow, WV. Vernon also worked numerous different jobs, including taxicab driver in Charleston, WV and most recently at Wal-Mart of Nitro, WV.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Adonijah, WV. Services will be officiated by Rev. Jason Moore. O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations be sent to Joe Morris c/o Montgomery Police Department, ATTN: Police Clerk Heather Dempsey-Authur, 321 4th Avenue, Montgomery, WV 25136.