Fred Arnold Morris, Jr.
Fred “Arnold” Morris, Jr., 68, of Ruckersville,
passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21,
2015 at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA.
Arnold was born on March 29, 1946 in
Charlottesville, VA, the son of the late Fred A.
Morris, Sr., and Reba Gurtler Dotson. He grew up
working on the family farm in Greene County and
graduated from William Monroe High School. After
graduation he proudly served his country in the
United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in
death by his stepfather. George J. Dotson; his
brother-in-law, Ray E. Baugher; and his beloved dog,
He is survived by his stepmother, Irene Morris;
his sister, Karen Baugher; his brothers, Keith
Morris and wife, Jackie, Stanley Morris and wife,
Patti, and Layton Morris all of Stanardsville, VA
and Alvin Shifflett and wife, Terri of Richmond; and
numerous nieces and nephews, including one
great-nephew he was especially close to, Paden
Throughout his life, Arnold was a devoted
Christian and relied on his faith to get him through
difficult times. He enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends and helping anyone anyway he
could. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday,
February 25, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan
Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA
A funeral service will be held on Thursday,
February 26, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home
with Rev. Wendell Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow in
Holly Memorial Gardens
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made in his name to the Greene County Rescue Squad,
PO Box 302, Stanardsville, VA 22973.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling