US Navy

Joseph W. Morris

January 10, 1932 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 89)


Joseph W. Morris, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, October 4, 2021. 

Joseph served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and J. Owen Morris and his daughter, Janet Benefield.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Morris; his daughters, Jayne and Julie Morris; his granddaughter, Kelly Carmichael (Stephen); his great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sean Carmichael; his son-in-law, Brian (Sherah) Benefield ; brother, Jerold Morris; sisters, Ann Harrison, Sharon Morris, and Sara (Bill) Swearingen; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family only memorial service held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s honor to Morris Hill Baptist Church

Please visit to share words of comfort or memories of Joseph.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.



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Morris Hill Baptist Church
1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga TN 37421

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