The Obit For Dave Morrow

David L. Morrow

Published in the Daily Herald on 7/17/2008

David L. Morrow passed away in his home, surrounded by his family after valiantly battling brain cancer. He lived an amazing life of integrity, service, and absolute goodness.

Born October 18, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mel and Shari Morrow. He grew up in Utah, British Columbia, and Idaho, spending his formative years in Utah. He attended college and played baseball (catcher) at Utah Technical College, and Brigham Young University. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Michigan. He then returned to BYU and met his eternal sweetheart, Stephanie Nichols. There has scarcely been another couple so perfectly suited for each other.

After being drafted by the Montreal Expos Baseball Organization, David and Stephanie married in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 6, 1986. Their baseball venture took them to New York, Florida, and Iowa.

Never one to be idle, David and Stephanie sought Medical School as their next adventure. They moved to Charleston, South Carolina and attended MUSC. As they embarked on this they were blessed to begin their best journey of all in raising their five sons: Lendrum, McKay, Quinn, Devin, and Chase--always placing family first.

David joined the partnership of Charleston Bone & Joint in 1999. He thoroughly enjoyed Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He loved helping his patients and working with the Charleston medical community. He also loved serving in church capacities, most often working with the youth.

Most recently he served as Bishop of the Mount Pleasant Ward congregation. He volunteered many hours coaching youth sports teams and working with the Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie (Nichols) and wonderful sons David Lendrum VI, McKay, Quinn, Devin, and Chase all of Mount Pleasant; father Mel Morrow and step-mother Marsha, his siblings Sherilyn Woodall, Michael (Christine), Melanie (Brad) Fillmore, Shawn (Ashley), and Shannon (Neal) Hunger. Parents-in-law Clyde and Laris Nichols; siblings-in-law Watson (Chris) Nichols, Stacy (Nathan) Hale, Clark (Cindy) Nichols, Faith (Alan) Armstrong; many, many nieces and nephews, and his grandmother Adina (Wixom) Barton. He is preceded in death by his mother Shari (Wixom) Morrow.

A viewing will be held Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL (1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC). The funeral service will be Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2115 Hwy 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC). Burial service will take place near the Utah Mountains which he loved, at Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery (Provo, UT) on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a "Morrow Boys' College Fund" has been established at Merrill Lynch. Donations can be designated to: Merrill Lynch, 2233 Hwy 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466, Attn: Morrow Boys' College Fund.