Timothy Charles Morris, Jr. passed away June 4, 2023. He is survived by his parents, Dawn Eason Dixon and Tim Morris; stepfather, Chris Dixon; brother, Brooks Dixon; maternal grandparents, George and Lois Eason; grandmother Vera Dixon; Aunt Cindy and Robert Yarborough, Aunt Katrina McCourt, Uncle Art Morris, Aunt Ashlee and Ryan Ciccone; and cousins Amanda Morris, Dixon and Beckett Ciccone.
Timothy was predeceased by his sister, Emma Dixon; paternal grandparents, Eloise Moore Morris; and Charles K. Morris; “Papa” Glynn Dixon; and Uncle Jesse F. Morris.
From an early age, Timothy had a love for all things musical, comedic and electronic. He boasted a significant DVD and VHS collection of both widely known and highly eclectic films and series. He knew the birthdate of virtually every possible celebrity and loved nothing more than an unlimited supply of sweet tea.
Much of his time was filled with watching movies, and he impressed those around him with the details of such a wide variety of films. Timothy had a knack for conversation and was able to engage most anyone into talking with him about anything and nothing at the same time. He remembered the needs and personal stories of others and found pleasure in checking in on a wide variety of people from his extended family to the church family of his grandparents.
He was compassionate to others who were less fortunate, and he was highly empathetic to others as he grew up. He eagerly anticipated his annual road trips with his dad, and together they traveled a large part of the United States and into Europe. Their social media pictures from these epic trips were a joy for all each year. Timothy valued these times with his dad, and he loved seeing the world. He delighted in being a big brother to Brooks and Emma, and in recent months was enjoying the freedom having a brother in college brought his way.
Watching movies with Aunt Katrina, talking his mom into more trips to Second and Charles and Miyabi Jr., spending many hours with Grandmama and Granddaddy at the farm, spending countless hours on the phone with Aunt Cindy, visiting comedy clubs with Uncle Ryan, and doing virtually anything with Papa brought Timothy incredible joy throughout his life. He adored his friends in Harnett County, who took him out to eat and made efforts to spend time with him.
In these last few years, Timothy had built a life spent with a long list of people who encouraged him and offered friendship to him that truly mattered. Timothy loved with his whole heart and turned everyone he met into a friend. Our family will always cherish his perfect impersonations, the random films he made us watch and his insistence in always, always ensuring he left each of us with a hug and an “I love you.”
Timothy was a member of the Erwin Chapter of the Lions Club International and attended First Baptist Church, Erwin.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Friday, June 9, at First Baptist Church in Erwin. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Erwin, with the Rev. Thomas Greene and the Rev. Meagan Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Erwin Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements by West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Timothy’s name to Rockism for Autism Inc. or the Erwin Lions Club. Both donations are tax-deductible and may be sent to P.O. Box 794, Erwin, NC 28339.