BLUFF CITY — Tony Elbert Morrell, 79, of Bluff City, took his last breath on Earth and his first one in Heaven Friday at Life Care Center of Greeneville in Greeneville. He has no more pain and is walking with our savior, Jesus.

He was born in Bluff City to the late James A. and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Massengill Morrell. In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by a brother, Jeff Morrell.

Tony was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force.

Tony was a devoted Christian and a member of Bible Baptist Church of Elizabethton, where he was a former trustee, usher and church bus driver.

Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife of 60 years: Dimple Morrell, of the home; a son: James Morrell and his wife, Vickki, of Goose Creek, South Carolina; a daughter: Diann Musgrove and her husband, David, of Greeneville; four grandchildren: Andrew Morrell and his wife, Brittany, of CFAY Yokosuka, Japan, Adam Musgrove and his wife, Ashley, of Greeneville, Jerrika Morrell, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Matthew Musgrove and fiancée Miranda Chen, of Knoxville; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jerry Morrell and his wife, Sherry, of Stoney Creek, and Michael Morrell of Bluff City; and several nieces and nephews.

A service to honor the life of Tony will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with Pastor Frank Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service.

A graveside service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morrell Cemetery in Bluff City. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at 12:15 p.m. at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Morrell, Adam Musgrove, Matthew Musgrove, Myers Davis, Tim Davis, Hunter Hall and Dalton Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Tolley, Dave Callahan, Bud Cross.

The family expressed a special thank you to his sister-in-law, Bobbi Campos, and his nurse, Donna Greene, for the love and care shown to Tony.