William “Bill” Tazewell Morris, Jr. ’54

William “Bill” Tazewell Morris, Jr. ’54, 80, a native and lifelong resident of Asheville, N.C., died at his home on June 23, 2012. The cause was lung cancer. Morris was the son of the late William Tazewell and Evelyn Bailey Morris, and husband of the late Sara Martin Morris. He attended Davidson and the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Morris retired in 1997 after 24 years as a salesman for Southern Pump and Tank Company of Charlotte. Morris was active in the Asheville Rotary Club, the Asheville Jaycees, and the Rhododendron Brigade of Guards. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Pulley Morris, P.O. Box 8732, Asheville, NC 28814; two sons, William Tazewell Morris III (Penny Morris) and Joseph Maryon Morris (Eve Gartner); five grandchildren; a brother, Augustus R. Morris, Sr.; and a nephew and niece. Well known for his love of animals, Morris rescued dozens of sick and injured dogs and cats over the years and brought them into his home.