Clyde Walter Morris, 77, of Cullman died April 25, 2017. He entered the presence of the Lord in heaven because before he died, while a teenager, he acknowledged his sins separated him from God, he agreed the penalty for his sins was death, he confessed his sins, he believed God's son, Jesus, died as atonement for his sins, he believed Jesus was resurrected from the dead and he asked Jesus to be Lord of his life. Clyde was born March 22, 1940.
His mother, Pauline Morris White, and father, Joseph Walker Morris, predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Sue Shaw Morris; his three daughters, Leighanne (Kyle) Faught, Melonie (Todd) Clemons, Christi (Lewayne) Allred; his grandchildren, Bethany Faught, Joshua (Gayle) Faught, Zachary Faught, Lexi Clemons, Jake Clemons, Chris Allred, Jessi Allred and John Connor Allred; his great-grandson, Given Joshua Faught; his two brothers, Fred (Francis) Morris and Wayne (Geraldine) Morris; and many nieces, nephews and beloved cousins.
Clyde graduated Holly Pond High School in 1958 and was an accomplished athlete playing varsity basketball and baseball for the Broncos and playing many years of independent league baseball. He was an avid golfer with 2 holes in one. In 2012, he was inducted into the Cullman County Sports Hall of Fame. Soon after graduation, he began a 44-year career with Cullman Products where he became production manager.
On June 4, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Sue Shaw, and faithfully loved her as Christ loves the church. His faith in God and love and devotion to his bride built a foundation for a loving home for their three girls.
Clyde was a servant by nature. He served many years in the National Guard, as a Dixie Youth baseball coach and as an official for football, basketball and baseball. He was an active member of East Side Baptist Church for 56 years and served as a deacon. Clyde strived to live well in all that he did and live life to the fullest. Whether a handyman, painter, carpenter, a dependable neighbor to the elderly, attentive helper to single mothers, a teacher of technique for the sports his grandsons enjoyed, watching animated movies with the granddaughters, vacationing with friends and family, helping tee up a ball then line up a shot for friends who couldn't quite play the game as they once did, sharing a cup of coffee with his Saturday morning pals or taking his buddies for a ride, Clyde touched so many lives through his servant spirit. He never broadcast his efforts, but all who knew him knew that he would sense their needs and take action.
Daddy showed us by example how to live out faith in God, such a sweet aroma.
The visitation for his family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday April 28, Cullman Heritage Funeral Home. His funeral and celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Side Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. He will be buried in Holly Pond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Freddie Morris, Mitch Morris, Mike Morris, Peyton Morris, Gunter Morris, Keith Wise, Chris Shaw and Jeff Stricklin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to East Side Baptist Church or Gideon's International.
Published on April 27, 2017