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William Randolph Randy Morris

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

William Randolph “Randy” Morris, 55, died suddenly Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Randy was born September 13, 1958 to William C. and Doris Walker Morris. He was a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor degree in arts & finance. Randy joined the US Navy in 1980 and was a Commander from 1996 until his retirement in October of 2003. He served in the Iraq War. Following retirement he was the executive vice president of Coldwater Aviation Group Inc. founded by his lifelong friend Bill Harwood. Randy was an active volunteer and the treasurer of the St. Thomas More School Association in Chapel Hill. He and his wife Betty have resided in Chapel Hill since 1995. Randy was an honest, simple and humble man who loved his family and country with all his heart.

Surviving are: his wife, of 20 years, Beatriz “Betty” Blanco Morris of Chapel Hill; a son, Will Morris of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Lauren Morris of Chapel Hill; a sister, Cathy Morris of Buford, Georgia; an aunt, Sadie Crawford and husband, Larry of Jasper, Georgia; two uncles, Philip Walker of Jasper, Georgia and Robert L. Walker and wife, Sue of Jasper, Georgia; brother-in-law, Jose’ Blanco and wife, Annie of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Lourdes Blanco of New York City, NY.

The family will be present 6-8 pm Monday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main Street, Durham.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am Tuesday at St. Thomas More Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donation’s in Randy’s memory may be made to St. Thomas More School Scholarship Fund, attn. Dr. Ashton, 920 Carmichael St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Online condolences may be shared at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries.

Condolences for the family of “William Randolph Randy Morris”

Condolence from Dr. Cheryl Brewer on March 13th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Randy. I have fond memories of you, Randy, and the children during earlier years at Duke Pediatrics.

I hope that you will find strength and comfort in the love of family and friends in the days, weeks, and years ahead.

I will be checking on you and the children.
With love, prayers & blessings, Cheryl Brewer

Condolence from Bill Graham on March 13th, 2014 12:00 am

Betty, I, like so many others, was so shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely passing of Randy. It was so great getting to know your wonderful family during the short time Will was in our North Carolina Boys Choir Organization. And during that time it was such a pleasure to have a chance to talk to you and to Randy, either before rehearsals or after.
And I still miss Will’s sense of humor, his tricks, and the weird things he brought to rehearsals. I
hurt terribly when I see little people hurt as well as adults. You will be in my prayers as all seek God’s answers.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Bill Graham, Director
North Carolina Boys Choir.

Condolence from Ebony Daye on March 13th, 2014 12:00 am

Jaiden Lyons and his family would like to send our Condolences to such an awesome Doctor,may god continue to watch over you and your family in this time of need! Thanks for being a blessing to our family and sharing your gift with us.
Jaiden Lyons & family

Condolence from Marian Burnette on March 14th, 2014 12:00 am


My sympathy to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you in his loving grace and mercy.

Condolence from Jill Collins on March 14th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty,

I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Randy-what a wonderful husband and father! I know he will always be in your heart and soul. My sympathies and thoughts are with you and your children at this difficult time. Praying for your family.


Condolence from Amelia Quigley on March 14th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Lauren and Family,
So sorry for your loss, you’re in all of our prayers. Please don’t hesitate if you need anything. I am always here for you.

Condolence from Erika Greene on March 14th, 2014 12:00 am

I send my condolences and deepest sympathy to the Morris family. May you know the peace of God during this difficult time. From the Greene and Phillips Family

Condolence from George Rodgers and Family on March 14th, 2014 12:00 am

Betty and family- We will miss our old neighbor and very good friend. May God bless you and comfort your family at this very sad loss. We share your loss. What a loss for all of us. He was a great man in so many ways.


George, Debbie and family

Condolence from Kelly Rogers on March 15th, 2014 12:00 am

Morris Family,

We are all so saddened to hear of the passing of Randy. We pray for peace, comfort and healing at this time for you all.

God be with you,

Todd, Kelly, Ben and Jillian Rogers

Condolence from Vickie W Davis on March 15th, 2014 12:00 am

Dr Morris, I am so sorry to hear about the accident and death of your husband. I never met him but if he was anything like you he was very special. Thinking and praying for your family. God mends the Brokenhearted. Vickie Davis and rest of Pickett Rd Nursing
Barb,Kim,Joyah and Tammy

Condolence from Isabel Moeinian on March 15th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty, Lauren and Will,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May our merciful God give you all the strength to get thru these days.I know thru faith that Randy is now resting in the Lord’s arms. We Love you,
Isabel, Bob, My Mom, and Aly

Condolence from Gary Diffley on March 16th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty,
I was so saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. He has always been one of the finest people I have known. I counted him as a close friend and confidante for over 25 years. Please know I am praying for your family and am here if you need me.
Gary Diffley

Condolence from Jim and Andrea Orbich on March 16th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty, Lauren and Will,
Our deepest sympathies to you during this sad and difficult time ~ hope it helps a little to know that so many people are thinking and praying for you. May the angels lead him home.

Condolence from Kelly and Brian Schwenk on March 16th, 2014 12:00 am

We are devastated at the loss of our dear friend. Thank you for calling to let us know. We have been in prayer for you and the children since and will continue to be. God will lead you and His love sustain you. We love you dearly and sorry we could not be there for the service. We love you!!!!

Condolence from MARGARET LILES on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and if you need anything please let me know. With love in my heart….

Condolence from Deborah Bryan on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Dr. Morris and family,
I was so saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of your husband Randy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Your courage and caring have been inspirational to many who now wish to honor and comfort you.
Deborah Bryan

Condolence from Jeff and April Davis and Family on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty and Family,

We were so shocked to hear from the Hurleys of Randy’s sudden passing, and can only imagine how hard this is for you and the kids. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers, and we are remembering with great fondness the devoted Dad who waited at the neighborhood bus stop with us every morning and afternoon during our years in Chapel Hill, always with interesting conversation , wise counsel, and a patient and understanding ear about everything from politics to parenthood. He will be missed, and will be always held in high regard, as are you.
Please take care.

Condolence from Sue Walsh and Shawn Stankavage on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty, Lauren and Will,
Our deepest sympathies to you during this very sad and most difficult time. No words can make the pain and sadness any less, but please know that so many of your family and friends are thinking of you and praying for you. May the Lord bring peace to your heart in the months ahead.

Condolence from Tara McKellar on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you and your family now and in the days ahead.

Condolence from Denise Webb and Zachary G-W on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty, Lauren and Will,

Zachary and I wish to express our deepest sympathies during this profoundly sad time.

Helen Keller once said, “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

As you travel the arduous roads ahead, we pray that you are comforted by knowing that you will never be without your dad, and husband, as he is forever embedded in your hearts and souls.

It may be difficult to see beyond your sorrow and grief but your never alone, as your light and guidance will now shine from above to help you find your way.

Condolence from Nora Rodriguez Camardelle on March 17th, 2014 12:00 am

Dear Betty, Lauren and Will
My prayer is that the Lord give you peace that is beyond all understanding. May the Holy Spirit strengthen you during the days ahead. Many hugs to all of you.

Condolence from LT Shawn Curtis, USN on March 18th, 2014 12:00 am

Mrs. Morris,
It was an honor to perform the military honors at your husband’s service today. This afternoon I learned that your husband was an Auburn graduate. I, too, graduated and was commissioned from Auburn into the Naval service.
My sincere condolences to you and your children on the loss of your husband and father. My family will certainly remember yours in prayer in the days ahead.
Kindest regards,

Condolence from Dale Burdge on March 19th, 2014 12:00 am

American Legion Post 149 of Pickens County Georgia salutes:

Randy Morris – for his military service.

For God and Country
Dale Burdge – Past Commander
Legon Post 149 – Jasper, Georgia

Condolence from Christy Stephens on March 24th, 2014 12:00 am

Randy was an outstanding man that I had the pleasure of working with for a short time. My wish is that the memories of his service to our country and his integrity in life will keep you in the days ahead.
Christy Stephens
SCR Group

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on April 4th, 2014 12:00 am

I am truly sorry for your loss. The death of a love one is by far one of the hardest pain that a person will ever have to bare. The Bible foretells “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Job 33: 25 What a wonderful gift, that even the aging process will be reversed. We will be glad for the resurrection to come to pass.

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