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David Pearson "Buck" Morris, Jr.

David Pearson "Buck" Morris, Jr.
  • April 9, 1922 - April 9, 2018
  • Johns Island, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • South Carolina Memorial Reef
    P.O. Box 12559
    Charleston, SC 29422
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • John's Island Presbyterian Church
    2550 Bohicket Rd
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May the God of comfort give you comfort (2 Cor 1: 2,3) and help replace your sorrow with with sweet...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Stacey Delanda - La Luz, NM

“Deep Bottom Creek will never be the same without Buck's jaunts up and down its waterway. I will miss him and cherish our friendship. He will be there...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: John Fickett - SC - Neighbor

“Bucky, David and Pam:I am so saddened by learning of Buck's passing. He had such a wonderful life and you have memories that will keep him in your...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Amelia Nelson - Anderson, SC

“Bucky so sorry to hear about your dad please let me know if there's anything I can do for you ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Vince Fargnoli - Acquaintance


5 of 16 | Posted by: Ray and Toni Hammond - Charleston, SC

“Prayers and condolences to all of the family. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy and Bobby Gehlken - Awendaw, SC

“Buck Morris was a great business man and a really asset to the Charleston community. Godspeed Buck and thank you for a great life. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Coleman Glaze - Pendleton, SC

“Buck, David, Pam and all of your beautiful family I am so honored to have known your Dad. He was one of a kind. I know you will miss him dearly. I am...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Vivian Peritts - Marietta, GA

“To the Morris Family, so sorry to here about Captain Buck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, what a great man he was and will be missed by...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra & Matt Rollings - Ridgeway, SC

“To Mrs. Andrea and the Morris Family,We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Buck's passing. We have missed the weekly visits that he and Mrs. Andrea made to...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Myra Crosby - RUFFIN, SC - Friend

“Dear Andrea, Pam and family,I was so sad to hear of Capt. Buck's passing. His smile was infectious and made everyone happy to see him. I'll never...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Zanetti - Johns Island, SC

“With admiration and respect for Capt Buck, and deepest condolences to the Morris family, GOD BLESS ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Legare & Karen Johnson - SC

“To the Morris family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.All of you are very lucky to be able to share the memories you have.Cherish these memories...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jimmy And Patty Hayes - Ravenel, SC


14 of 16 | Posted by: JOE and JOANN BREWER - CHARLESTON, SC

“Prayers for all the family created by this awesome man that touched the lives of so many people! RIP Capt. Buck! ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Toby and Meg Britt - Lexington, SC

“Bucky, David and Pam, So very sorry to read this news about your Dad! Such a great man! ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Beth CummingsBeasley - Lexington, SC


David Pearson "Buck" Morris, Jr., 96, of Johns Island, South Carolina, widower of Princess Bowman Morris, entered into eternal rest , surrounded by family, on Monday, April 9, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Johns Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Road at 2:00pm. Interment to follow in the churchyard. A reception will be held immediately afterward at the Island House, 2658 Swygert Blvd, Johns Island. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street.

Buck was born April 9, 1922 in Olar, South Carolina, son of the late David Pearson Morris and the late Addie Croft Morris. He graduated from Murray Vocational High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, 1939-1945 and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Buck was a member of Johns Island Presbyterian Church and the Charleston Elks Lodge #242.

Captain Buck, as he was affectionately known, was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He was a pioneer in off-shore fishing off the South Carolina coast. He was awarded the Wallace Pate Sportsman Award and in 2016 was awarded the Carroll A Carroll Jr Award which honors leaders in billfish conservation in South Carolina. He was a founding member of the South Carolina Saltwater Sportsfishing Association. He enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors and the ocean with his children , grandchildren and friends. He was a great teacher and mentor to many in the fishing community. He also loved his special time at his beloved Buck Stop Plantation where he was living and spent many hours with family and friends enjoying the outdoors.

Captain Buck was a cornerstone of the local automobile industry. He founded Morris Motors dealership in 1965, which was the first Datsun/ Nissan dealership in SC. He was a past president of the Charleston Automobile Dealers Association. He served on various boards and organizations until his retirement in 1980.

He is survived by two sons: Wesley B. "Bucky" Morris (Colleen) and David P. Morris III (Ann); daughter, Princess Addie "Pam" Hanckel (Miles), all of Johns Island; three granddaughters: Courtney K. Morris West (Ken), Hope M. Hanckel Bentley (Grant) and Samantha R. Morris; seven grandsons: David P. Morris IV (Kara), Miles "Milo" Hanckel, Gil P. Morris (Nancy), Wesley B. Morris, Jr. (Ashley), Ryan Hanckel (Sylvia), Marshall P. Morris (Trevor) and Cameron B. Baker (Megan); seven great-granddaughters: Chandler K. Morris, River Hanckel, Addie Hanckel, Kaylin Morris, Marin Morris, Arden Morris, Sadie Hanckel, Abby West; seven great-grandsons: Emory Bentley, Miles Bentley, Ryan Hanckel, Jr., Colin Hanckel, Reid Baker, Travis Baker, Bowman Morris, and Dylan West. He also leaves behind his very special companion, Andrea Niederhof Prettyman, a friend the family will be forever grateful to for her faithful love and care.

Memorials may be made to South Carolina Memorial Reef, PO Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422-2559 or Johns Island Presbyterian Church, 2550 Bohicket Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.