Marshall Dale Morris, 66 of Hebron died Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Anchorage Nursing Home in Salisbury. He was affectionately known as “Stone” to family and friends. Stone was born August 23, 1950 to the late Merrill and Savanna Purnell Morris in Hebron.
He attended the former Salisbury High School in Wicomico County. Dale was also a former member of Mt. Enoch Holy Church under the pastorate of the late Elder John Brewington. Stone enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, and grew all types of vegetables and plants. In his younger years, he was employed by J. Brice Turner on the farm in Hebron. Later Dale began working with Russell Web as a roofer. He later worked for Russell Kenny in the same profession. He went on to perfect his roofing skills working with Delmarva Aluminum and Peninsula Roofing until his health began to fail.
Dale was an avid hunter. It would never surprise anyone to see a deer hanging from the tree in the backyard. Although he never graduated high school, he had mastered many skills. Stone was an auto mechanic beyond believe. His drawing abilities made him an outstanding artist. He loved motorcycles, and music. He was versatile when playing the lead and bass guitar. Dale had no problems letting you know when he did not want to be bothered. This occurred often. He would look at you and ask, "What's up?" That was your clue to leave.
Marshall leaves to cherish fond memories 2 sisters: Margo Morris of Hebron, and Esther Breslau of Silver Springs, MD; 4 brothers: Merrill Morris of Mardela Springs, Steven Morris of Hebron, Timothy Morris of Fairfax, VA, and Dannie Morris of Salisbury; one brother-in-law, Kennth Long of Hebron; 1 sister-in-law, Renetha Morris of La Plata; 3 uncles: Eugene Purnell, Sr., Gary (Gloria) Purnell, Sr., and Leon (Francis) Purnell all of Berlin, and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends. Dale also leaves to cherish his memories, a young man who he raised is known as his own son, Shawn Barnes. Shawn is a Marine, stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Ramona Morris Corbin, and a nephew, Wendell Corbin.