David L. Morris

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David L. Morris

February 15, 1936 - January 17, 2011

SANDOWN, N.H. — David L. Morris, 74, of Sandown, N.H., died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Brookline on Feb. 15, 1936, a son of the late Colton G. and Arlene (Benoit) Morris. He was a resident of Sandown for 10 years, formerly living in Hampstead for over 50 years. David graduated from Hampstead High School. He later graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1957 with a Bachelor's Degree. He served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant, working in Missile defense in the Boston area.

David spent many years farming and raising animals, especially sheep. He later bought and ran a very successful insurance company called Morris Insurance Agency. He served on the Hampstead School Board for nine years as well as many other Boards and Committees. He was an active member of the Hampstead Congregational Church. He was on the Hampstead Fire Department for several years. David was a founding member of the Hampstead Ski Club, which operated a rope tow at the farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family and they shared many adventures together. He loved to travel whenever he got the opportunity and especially enjoyed traveling the back roads of Vermont. He enjoyed boating and skiing.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Marshall) Morris of Sandown; three sons, Robert Morris and his wife Sandra of Hampstead, Ronald Morris of Barnstead, N.H., Nathan Morris of Hampstead; one daughter, Lorin Morris of Derry; six grandchildren, Joshua, Rebecca and Seth of Barnstead, Lyndsay, Ethan and Riley of Hampstead; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Greenwood and Samuel Morris, both of Barnstead; two brothers, Paul Morris of Newtown, Pa., Alan Stewart of Nebo, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church, Main Street in Hampstead. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to the Hampstead Congregational Church, P.O. Box 158, Hampstead, NH 03841 or to the Hampstead Historical Society Bell Fund, P.O. Box 650, Hampstead, NH 03841. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry is handling the arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 27, 2011
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