David Thomas Morris, 38, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.
Mr. Morris had a flair for things mechanical, which surfaced in his love for cars, trucks, motorcycles, firearms and helicopters, always with projects in-flight or planned.
His hand-on abilities provided him with a respected reputation for being able to build or fix just about everything, and he was considered by many to be a firearms expert.
Mr. Morris had a caring nature, always the Good Samaritan on the highway he also helped others build skills for their own projects by sharing his tools, knowledge, experience and humor.
Born in Decatur, Ga., he was a longtime resident of Dahlonega. He was a graduate of Lumpkin County High School and of North Georgia College and State University. He was employed as a computer network engineer with expertise in point-of-sales systems and had supported several firms in the North Georgia area.
Mr. Morris was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served proudly for eight years in Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 773.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann Morris; parents, Tom and Ann Morris of Dahlonega; children, April Brasington of Dahlonega, Aimee Sosebee of Roswell, Bentley (Ben) Sosebee, Jr. of Lawrenceville; sisters, Lynn Hale of Dahlonega, Leslie Donaho of Roswell, Jennifer Morris of Murrayville; aunts, Jane Pelski of Gainesville, Faye Cash of Alpharetta; uncle, Joel Miller of Coral Springs, Fla.; four step-grandchildren; nephew, Aaron Gable of Roswell; 11 nieces and nephews; various other relatives also survive.
A memorial service is being planned for a future date to be announced later by the family.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.