Alabama community mourns death of lineman killed in powerline incident

Published 6:02 am Sunday, November 21, 2021

Covington County resident Chad Morris died Nov. 14 while working as a lineman for Southern Pine Electric Co-op near the Herbert community in Conecuh County.

“Southern Pine Electric Co-op lost one of its linemen. Chad Morris, who was a serviceman in the Evergreen district, was loved by all who knew him. Please continue to be in prayer for Chad’s family and for the Southern Pine family during this difficult time.” Southern Pine Electric Co-op officials said in a statement about the incident.

Morris, 41, had a big heart and often spent his time serving others and going out of his way to help those in need the most. He was a vocal advocate for foster care and adoption. He was respected by many in the community as a father, brother, son, and friend to all. Morris was a mentor to many young people in the community and served as a volunteer coach and team parent for multiple youth sports teams. His loss will be felt in his community for many years.

Morris is survived by his two daughters, Ansley and Khloe; his parents, Amy Morris and David and Carolyn Morris; siblings Dave (Mandi) Morris II, Ricky (Lynn) Jones, and Wendy (Michael) Smith; his nephews Whit and Brady Smith; friend Amanda Ricks; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Jane Wiggins.