Calvin L. Morris

Mr. Calvin L. Morris, 83, of New Church, delivered his final load and said his last 10-4 on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at his residence.

Born in New Church, Calvin was the beloved son of the late Elizabeth Collins Morris and the late William Wafer. He was lovingly known as “Cigar” or “Cigar Kid” by his family and friends.

He was educated in the Accomack County Public School System. Calvin was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Horntown. At the tender age of 17, he began a life-long career as a truck driver that expanded to over six decades. He was the last “Trucker Legend of his Era.”

In September of 1955 at Horntown Hall, Cigar met his girl in a red dress – whom he would later marry – Roxie Townsend.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, from the chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with the Rev. Lisa C. Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery, Horntown.

Cigar has left a legacy behind to his children, Carolyn Hinmon, Deborah Hall, Delores Henry, Leslie Holden, and Corey Morris; eight grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hazel Marshall and Annie Mae Jenkins; son-in-law,  Stephan White; longtime trucker buddy and friend, Roger Lankford; caregiver, Catherine Scarborough; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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