“Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God”
Calvin Lee Morris, son of the late Elizabeth Collins Morris and William Wafer, was born on October 14, 1939 in New Church, Virginia. He delivered his final load and said his last 10-4 on January 1, 2023 at his home in New Church, Virginia, surrounded by family and loved ones.
“Cigar” or “Cigar Kid,” as he was affectionately known, was educated in the Public Schools of Accomack County. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. At an early age, he would leave school to help support his family. At the tender age of seventeen, he began a life-long career as a truck driver that expanded to over six decades. You could not mention the name Cigar and people not know to whom you were referring. He taught many how to be a real driver, instead of just a steering wheel holder. Cigar had a sharp memory and loved telling his old trucker stories. He was one of the last Trucker Legends of his Era.
In September of 1955, at Horntown Hall as the band sang “The Girl in the Red Dress” Cigar met his girl in a red dress whom he would later marry Roxie Townsend. From this union blossomed five lovely daughters. Cigar was a hard-working man that truly believed in taking care of and providing for his family.
Cigar was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth Collins Morris and William Wafer; wife of sixty-six years, Roxie Morris; daughter, Lesa Morris White; great-granddaughters, Tyonna Morris and Mikayla Hall; sons-in-law, Tyrone Hall and Rodney Turner; and siblings, Irene, Linwood, James, Franklin, William, Ernest, Mary, Geraldine, Lee, Naomi, Adella, Morris, Norman, Earnestine, Lenora, Floria, and Lester.
Cigar has left a legacy behind to his children, Carolyn (Nerville) Hinmon of New Church, VA, Deborah Hall of New Church, VA, Delores (Lamont) Henry of Temperanceville, VA, Leslie (William) Holden of New Church, VA, and Corey (Lauranetta) Morris of Laurel, DE; grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) West of Delmar, MD, Kevin Hall of New Church, VA, Benny (Mernita) Henry, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, Labline Henry of Temperanceville, VA, Myesha Hinmon of Accomac, VA, Treyvon Morris of Washington, DC, Tyreik Morris of Atlantic, VA, and Randy Nock of Wattsville, VA; thirty-one great-grandchildren; twelve great, great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hazel (Earl) Marshall and Annie Mae Jenkins; son-in-law, Stephan White; long time trucker buddy and friend, Roger Lankford; caregiver, Catherine Scarborough; and a host of other relatives and friends.