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Sharley E. "Pete/Shorty" Morris

Died: May 29, 2019

Sharley E. “Pete/Shorty” Morris, 82, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Morris was born in 1936 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the son of the late Carl and Della Morris. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. having served during…read more

Sharley E. “Pete/Shorty” Morris, 82, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Morris was born in 1936 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the son of the late Carl and Della Morris. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. having served during the Korean conflict as a MP. Upon completion of his military service he was employed at Miller and Anderson in Winchester, Virginia for most of his adult life. After many years of dedicated service he branched out into his own business, Shorty’s Plumbing, until his retirement. The family home was his favorite place to be; where he enjoyed watching baseball, girls softball, old westerns, listening to bluegrass music and visiting with family and friends.

His wife, Mary Margaret Morris, whom he married on May 8, 1977 in Frederick County, Virginia preceded him in death in 2008.

Surviving are his children, Donna G. Russell (Mark), Randy A. Morris (Asheena), Tammy L. Heironimus (Chris), and Gini-Rae Risinger (Mike); eight grandchildren, Joshua Lewis, Jeremy Morris, Nathan Lewis, Eric Downing, Ryan Heironimus, Jacob Risinger, Chasity Ables, and Emylee Morris; fourteen great grandchildren, Christopher, Brady, James, Nicholas, Caleb, Katie, Hayden, Makayla, Makenzie, Arabella, Kai, Lakeley, Hazel, and soon to arrive, Brantley; his first wife, Sarah V. Morris; and extended family of nephews, nieces and friends.

Along with his parents and his wife of 30 years, Mr. Morris was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Lorraine; siblings, Arbutus Dugan, Carl Morris, Jr., Vernon Morris and Lillie Geraldine Baker; and an infant great granddaughter, Jaidyn Lewis.

The family would like to thank Dianne James for her exceptional care of their father and a sincere appreciation to the Blue Ridge Hospice Angels; and a heartfelt thanks to Jeremy Morris and Lauralee Chaney for their dedication to his care.

A celebration of life reception will be from 3 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, June 13th, at Omps Reception Center, Amherst Chapel. Interment will be private in Old Stone Church Cemetery, Frederick County, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shorty’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or Henry & William Evans Children’s Home, 330 E. Leicester Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or Froggy’s Closet, 32 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 03:00 pm

End Time: 06:00 pm

Celebration of Life Reception
Omps Reception Center
Amherst Chapel


Cemetery Information

Private
Old Stone Church Cemetery
Frederick County, Virginia


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street
Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Henry & William Evans Children’s Home
330 E. Leicester Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Froggy’s Closet
32 E. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601


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