Tim Morley was one of the founders of The Comet East Car Club. He was an
amazing person, and a inspiration to all he met. Unfortunately Tim passed away
suddenly on Saturday, November 13, 2004.
In Tim’s memory I have placed his obituary and a message from his family below.
TIMOTHY PAUL MORLEY
Timothy Paul “Tim” Morley, 40, 615 Mock Avenue, Woods Landing Apartments, Damascus,
Virginia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Johnston Memorial
Hospital, Abingdon, Virginia. He was born August 5, 1964 in Kittery, Maine to Lester Paul Morley
and Selma Shoun Fifer. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Leo Morley and
maternal grandfather and grandmother, Bud and Mae Nichols Shoun. “Tim” was a 1982
graduate of Johnson County High School. He was a former brick mason for Campbell Company
of Bristol. “Tim” was president of the Comet East Car Club, a Peer Counselor at the McGuire
Veterans Administration Medical Center of Richmond, Virginia, lifetime member of the PVA-
Paralyzed Veterans of America and a member of the NRA-National Rifle Association. “Tim”
enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a United States Air Force Veterans. “Tim” was a member of
the Mountain City Presbyterian Church. He was a C2 Quadriplegic, vent dependent, since an
accident in January 1993. He was a remarkable young man and an inspiration and friend to
many. He was a fighter and fought hard to live each day. HE attended Woodrow Wilson Rehab
Center, Shepard Rehab Center and Virginia Highlands Community College after his injury. He
stated that he learned and experienced a lot being in his wheelchair. Mostly, to be “thankful.”
Thankful for the little things and especially for his friends, nurses, doctors, and aides that cared
for him and for the loving family support that surrounded him each day making his life worth
Survivors include one daughter, Lakisha Dawn Bunten-Morley, Mountain City, Tennessee; his
mother and step-father, Selma and Ernest Fifer, Mountain City, Tennessee; his father, Lester
Morley and paternal grandmother, Carrie Morley, both of Shady Valley, Tennessee; one
brother, Rev. James Morley and special friend Phillip Kestner, Damascus, Virginia; several
special aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain
City Presbyterian Church with Rev. James Morley and Jim Swoager officiating.
Music was under the direction of Sherry Tester.
Military honors were ac-corded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Comet East Car Club and the staff of the Spi-nal Chord
Unit of McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-rangements.
|A message form Tim's Family