Dr. Morris Franklin Dilmore, 73, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2021.He was a Florida Gator, earning a BS, MS and PhD in Material Science Engineering. Eventually making his way back to the Crestview/Baker area, Morris spent over 35 years working for the DOD on Eglin Air Force Base as a metallurgist in research, receiving many distinguished awards.
He married the love of his life and eternal companion, Katrina, over 45 years ago in Gainesville, FL. Morris enjoyed working outside, building houses in his spare time, taking care of a variety of pets, traveling with Katrina, helping people and visiting friends and family. But his greatest loves were serving the Lord as a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and having his family around him.
Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Clarie Dilmore and Rena Mae (Kennedy), a brother Charles Dilmore and a sister Charrene Dilmore.
He is survived by his wife, Katrina Yvonne, his daughters Chandice Negron (Tony) of Baker, Lauren Dilmore Bosso (Eric) of Pensacola and his son, Jonathan Dilmore (Courtney) of Minot, ND, his grandchildren, Valerie Commee, Christopher Commee and Britley Bosso and a great grandson, Linkin Gomillion. Morris has a surviving brother, Charlie Dilmore Jr (Jean) of Dixon, MO, a sister LaRhea Sanford (Marvin) of Hermitage, TN and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful nursing staff on the second floor of NOMC and the love and support of family, friends and the Crestview 1st Ward family.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to your favorite charity, your church or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.