Alfred Joseph Morris, 93, of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away September 13, 2018, at Sunnyside Retirement Community. A son of the late Alfred and Dorothy Warren Morris, he was born in Sydney, Australia on October 7, 1924.
Fred was raised on the family farm outside Sydney and served in the Australian Navy during WWII. He founded Manna Publications and was a missionary journalist. Through Manna, he oversaw the publication of the Bible and commentaries to a third grade reading level which was locally translated into 54 indigenous languages in third world countries. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg and in September of 2006 became a naturalized citizen. ,
On September 6, 1952, he married Lorna Doutty, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Gay Spiegle and husband, Larry, Jeanette Friedrich and husband, Paul and Stephen Morris and wife, Rosie; sister, Elsie Norden; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Lynn Faulkner and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Faulkner, who lost her life at the World Trade Center, South Tower during the September 11 attacks and a brother, Richard Morris.
A memorial service was conducted 4 pm Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Sunnyside Meredith Chapel in Harrisonburg. Interment at a later date at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.*Please visit www.mannapublications.org for more information on missionary literature.
MORE. . . The Life of Fred Morris: Navy Boy to Missionary, was published earlier in 2018. We offer you a short condensation from that book in PDF format - The Life of Fred Morris
Also, you may read his own account on how Fred Became a Publisher - From an article published by Cook International, November 2008