Obituary of Billy Ray Morris
Billy Ray Morris, age 75, of Troy passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home. Billy Ray was born in Montgomery County, NC on September 4, 1945, the son of the late Cladie Morris and the late Claudean Whitaker Morris. He was a retired spinner from Collins and Aikman and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead, NC. Billy Ray enjoyed rabbit hunting, bowling, and pitching horseshoes. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Velma Huntley Morris; two daughters: Kelly Poole (Jody) of Troy and Shelly McNeill (Gary) of Mt. Gilead; three grandchildren: Connor Poole, Keelyn Poole, and Aiden McNeill; one brother: Darrell Morris (Martha) of Atlanta, GA; one sister: Shirley Parsons (Charlie) of Troy; half-brothers: Jerry Lynn Morris, Mike Splitgerber, and Tim Morris. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Dave Wensil. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask or another form of face covering. Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 869 Liberty Hill Church Rd., Mt. Gilead, NC 27306. On-line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com. Pugh-Troy Funeral Home is serving the family of Billy Ray.