Reverend John Thomas “Tommy” Morrow of Camden, was called to his heavenly home on May 26, 2018. Reverend Morrow was born June 1, 1935 and grew up in Rock Hill, SC. His parents were Zimri Montford Morrow and Octola Bailey Morrow. He graduated from Winthrop Training School and obtained a BA Degree in History from Wake Forest University. Upon receiving a “divine call” to preach, he attended and graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Religious Education. Reverend Morrow served as a Southern Baptist Pastor for more than 40 years, despite developing heart issues in his mid-40s. He pastored churches in Taylors, SC, Saluda, SC, Pageland, SC, Bishopville, SC, Bush River Community, Newberry County and Camden, SC. He served as moderator for several Baptist associations in SC as well as assistant secretary for the SC Baptist Convention. Reverend Morrow also served as a trustee for North Greenville College.
He will be remembered for his dedicated calling to spread the love and grace available to all through Jesus Christ. He genuinely loved people and ministered to their needs regardless of their “position in life”. Many will remember his “all-in” approach to life. While embracing the role of a Pastor, he still loved to have fun and laugh with his family and friends.
He leaves behind his supportive and loving wife of 61 years, Lois Gunter Morrow. Also surviving are two children and their spouses along with 6 grandchildren. A son, Mark (Sandy) Morrow of Camden and a daughter, Cathy (Rus) Mader of Kingsport, TN. The grandchildren are Erin Morrow Ruth (Garrett), Dillion Morrow, Anna Mader, Connor Morrow, Jack Mader and Martha Mader. He was predeceased in death by his parents, and an older brother, Major Bailey Montford Morrow.
The family would like to thank all of Tommy’s former church members for their love, support and enduring friendships. Also, many thanks for all the care shown by his doctors and nurses during his life, especially the Karesh Nursing Home in Camden. A special thanks to the members of First Baptist Church Camden for their loving support and friendship.
Visitation is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 in the Fellowship Center of First Baptist Church in Camden, SC. The service will follow at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Reverend Bruce Hancock will officiate.
Kornegay Funeral Home is in charge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the “Lottie Moon” foreign missions fund through First Baptist Church in Camden, SC or to Gideon’s International.
Online condolences may be sent to the Morrow family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.