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Captain Louis Field Morris, USN

Obituary for Captain Louis Field Morris, USN

January 17, 1952 - July 12, 2016
Warwick, Maryland | Age 64


Louis "Lou" Field Morris, age 64 of Warwick, MD passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born January 17, 1952 in Washington, 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, 2016 from 6-8 PM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 259 East Main Street, Elkton, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 18, 2016 at 11 AM at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10AM. Burial will follow the service at Saint Augustine Cemetery, Chesapeake City, MD. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to "Paws for Life" or the "National Autism Association" via the funeral home.

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