Louis Field Mor­ris

Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

Louis “Lou” Field Mor­ris, 64, of War­wick, MD, passed away Tues­day, July 12, 2016. Born Jan. 17, 1952 in Wa s h i n g - ton, DC, Lou was the son of Robert Lan­g­ley Mor­ris and the late Hat­tie Mae Mor­ris (Leonard).

Lou grew up on the East­ern Shore of Mary­land, where he at­tended Bo­hemia Manor High School and of­ten worked at Wood­stock Farm.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974, Lou de­voted 26 years of dis­tin­guished service to his coun­try, be­com­ing a dec­o­rated Naval Avi­a­tor with an avid love of fly­ing. Lou de­ployed nu­mer­ous times to places around the globe and amassed over 2500 hours pi­lot­ing H-53 he­li­copters in a ca­reer high­lighted by com­mand of the Helicopter Mine Coun­ter­mea­sures Squadron Four­teen “Van­guard.” Lou went on to lead var­i­ous pro­grams for his helicopter com­mu­nity at the Naval Head­quar­ters. Af­ter re­tir­ing from the Navy, Lou served as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor for Fair Hill In­ter­na­tional for three years be­fore con­tin­u­ing to sup­port his for­mer Navy com­mu­nity at civil­ian con­trac­tor or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Lou blessed his fam­ily and friends with an ef­fer­ves­cent out­look on life; and, he loved his toys and tech gad­gets, too. When he wasn’t work­ing, Lou took charge of “Fun Cen­tral,” ei­ther socializing not far from the Ch­e­sa­peake City Turn­ing Basin, vol­un­teer­ing at eques­trian events, rid­ing his Gold Wing, groom­ing the Pony Club with Johnny Buck­ets, cruis­ing the C&D canal in his Sea Ray, or fly­ing the friendly skies of “Mor­risAire.” To have known Lou is to own a trea­sur­able mem­ory.

Lou is sur­vived by his wife, Diane Tre­fry; three chil­dren: Jef­frey Mor­ris, Matthew Mor­ris, Kelly Mor­ris, and her spouse, Tracy Mullins; along with the mother of his chil­dren, Karen Mor­ris; sis­ters: Cathie Mor­ris and Su­san Mor­ris; brothers: Thomas Mor­ris and Ti­mothy Mor­ris; fa­ther, Robert L. Mor­ris; and sev­eral ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers. In­clud­ing his mother, Lou was pre­ceded in death by his brother, Robert Allen Mor­ris.

A Visi­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, July 17, from 6-8 p.m. at R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, 259 East Main St., Elk­ton, MD. A Mass of Chris­tian

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